Jokowi issues order to shoot drug traffickers


Indonesian President Joko Widodo also warned that the drug situation has put the country in a national emergency. PHOTO: REUTERS.

JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo has issued a shoot-to-kill order against foreign dealers and traffickers, as he called for tougher action in Indonesia's war on drugs.

"The police and TNI (military) have been firm, especially when dealing with foreign drug traffickers entering the country," said the President, popularly known as Jokowi. "If they resist arrest, just gun them down, show no mercy."

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