JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday declared a big war against drug as the country has been on emergency against the danger of drug abuses, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.
President Widodo revealed that over 15,000 Indonesian citizens were killed by drug annually. “…once again, we must declare a big war against narcotic,” Widodo said at the national park.
President Widodo remained that most of the victims of drug abuses were Indonesian youngsters.
“A total of over 15,000 our young generation dies every year due to narcotics,” he said.
Widodo hinted that the number of drug dealers undergoing death penalty was significantly lower that the number of the victim.
President Widodo has taken stern actions against drug offenders, including his rejection on dozens of requests for clemency by drug dealers who had been in a raw for death penalty.
This year, Indonesia executed four drug convicts, including foreigners, after 14 people convicted of drug crimes faced a firing squad last year. – BERNAMA