Drug use in Indonesia is on the increase and police have been given more power to deal with the problem. Photo: Pacific Press/Alamy

Why Indonesia’s drugs problem is getting worse despite ‘shoot on sight’ orders and draconian laws

President Joko Widodo has given authorities wider powers, drug laws have been tightened and the death penalty for drugs reinstated. Despite this, Indonesia is the largest drugs market in Asia, and many tourists are involved

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Drug use in Indonesia is on the increase and police have been given more power to deal with the problem. Photo: Pacific Press/Alamy
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