Jakarta:The chief justice of Indonesia has declared that drug crimes are worse than terrorism.He gave these remarks while hearing a case of drug peddling.
A drug peddler Corby’s appeal for clemency was granted by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono last week, who cut five years from the convicted drug smuggler’s 20-year sentence.
The “Marijuana Queen Corby, who was busted in 2004 attempting to smuggle 4.1kg of marijuana into Bali in a bodyboard bag, is set to be released in 2017.
However, Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mahfud MD has called on Dr Yudhoyono to explain the clemency decision, joining a growing chorus of condemnation in Indonesia over the decision.”In corruption and terrorism cases, if the perpetrators are sanctioned to death, the case ends with their death. But drugs destroy life. It doesn’t only kill the life of one person, but it destroys the life of the next generations.”
He said it was normal to question the reasons behind the clemency as drug-related crimes were some of the worst and should carry heavy sentences.