Source: Jakarta Globe
Indonesia is increasingly seen as a lucrative new market for international drug cartels and smugglers. This is no surprise given that the illicit drug trade in the country is now worth more than $4 billion annually.
According to the National Narcotics Agency, there are between 3.8 million and 4.2 million drug users in Indonesia, 22 percent of whom are students and young adults. It is thus no wonder that drug smugglers, particularly from Africa, are using all means to bring drugs into the country.