A prison is considering using crocodiles as guards, in a plan that sounds as though it was inspired by a supervillain’s lair in a movie.

The prison, which has actually yet to be built, will be placed on an island in the middle of a crocodile infested waters in Indonesia, The Guardian reports. The prison will primarily hold drug convicts on death row.

“We will place as many crocodiles as we can there. I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile,” anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso reportedly told a local news website.

One of the main reasons they’re using crocodiles instead of humans?


Crocodiles can’t be bribed.

The plan, which remains exactly that — just a plan — is an example of how tough Indonesia’s drug laws are.

Traffickers face death by firing squad, according to The Guardian, which added there was "an international uproar in April when it put to death seven foreign drug convicts, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.”

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

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