BNN to continue gunning down drug dealers: Chief

BNN shot dead 79 drug dealers in 2017
Tempo (Indonesia)
Monday, March 5, 2018

Newly-installed head of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Insp. Gen. Heru Winarko, said he would continue the programs of his predecessor, Budi Waseso, including gunning down drug dealers who resisted arrest. He added the authorities would open fire on suspects who fought back when arrested and jeopardized his personnel or any other member of the authorities. “If we meet resistance, there is no other choice but to execute them,” said Heru. Narcotics policy analyst of the LBH Masyarakat, Yohan Misero, appealed to the government to stop using death penalty as a symbol of success in the country's battle against narcotics.