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Deadly crocodiles set to guard death row prisoners on Indonesian island

There are plans by Indonesia’s anti-drugs agency to build a island prison guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts.

Budi Waseso, anti-drugs chief, intends on travelling to different crocodile farms to find the fiercest breeds on offer to be used to guard the prisoners.

However, local zoologist at Cango Wildlife Ranch, Craig Gouws said the idea sounds inhumane for the prisoners and that certain practices and conditions would have to be in place for the crocodiles.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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