28 Dec '17, 3am

Drugs suspects 79 were shot and killed including 69 Indonesians and 10 were foreigners

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Law enforcement officials shot and killed 79 suspected drug dealers this year, says Indonesia's National Drug Agency (BNN), as the country cracks down on its drug problem. "We shot 79 even though we arrested 58,000. We have enough ammunition for 58,000, it's just that they still have some good luck," BNN chief Budi Waseso told reporters on Wednesday (Dec 27). "We actually hoped that they would resist, so we could shoot them," he added jokingly. "But most of them immediately surrendered when we conducted the raids." Of the 79 shot and killed, 69 were Indonesians and 10 were foreigners, according to BNN spokesperson Sulistiandriyatmoko. Fifty-five were shot by the police, while 24 were shot by BNN officers. This is a drastic increase from the 14 drug suspects who were killed in 2016, according to data compiled by Human Rights Wa...

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