Indonesia's Anti-Drug Chief Plans Prison Island With Crocodile Moat

What's more effective than a fence? A fence that wants to eat you.

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The head of Indonesia’s anti-drugs agency has suggested a prison island for death-row drug convicts, guarded by crocodiles.

According to the BBC, Police Commissioner General Drs. Budi Waseso feels crocodiles make better prison guards than humans, as you can’t bribe a crocodile.

Furthermore, to insure he only employs the top in reptilian security, Waseso plans to search throughout the Indonesian archipelago to find only the most ferocious crocs possible.

“We will place as many crocodiles as we can there,” Waseso told the news website Tempo.

Indonesia is known to have some of world’s toughest drug laws. Anti-drugs agency spokesman Slamet Pribadi confirmed that a plan for “a special prison for death row convicts,” was in discussion.

However, Waseso is not only fully committed to the crocodile idea, but, as he also recently told Tempo, is examining the potential use of piranha to work alongside the crocodiles as prison security — which would involve some importing, as the fish are native to the Amazon rather than Indonesia. “[They] seem to fit when placed in Indonesia,” says Waseso.