|National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian|
National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian said on Thursday that the example of the Philippines illustrated that capital punishment was an effective way to combat drug dealers.
He said capital punishment delivered a deterrent effect, despite controversies surrounding its implementation.
"From practice in the field, we see that when we shoot at drug dealers they go away," Tito said, referring to the drug war initiated by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Civil societies that focus on human rights have long lambasted the Indonesian government for persistently implementing the death penalty.
These groups often highlight the country’s judicial system, which is still marred by rampant corruption.
Tito earlier expressed appreciation for the work of his subordinates who succeeded in foiling a plan by four Taiwanese citizens to smuggle one ton of crystal methamphetamine into Greater Jakarta last week.
During the drug bust, one smuggler was shot dead while resisting arrest.
Tito said he had told police officers “not to hesitate shooting drug dealers who resist arrest.”
Source: The Jakarta Post, July 21, 2017
⚑ | Report an error, an omission, a typo; suggest a story or a new angle to an existing story; submit a piece, a comment; recommend a resource; contact the webmaster, contact us: email@example.com.
Opposed to Capital Punishment? Help us keep this blog up and running! DONATE!