The drugs proxy battle has focused Indonesia`s millennial generation, as is indicated by improved smuggling of drugs into Indonesia, based on Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives ( DPR ) Bambang Soesatyo.
“Over the final two decades, Indonesian children and youths have obviously become the targets of the proxy war,” Soesatyo pointed out in a statement here on Tuesday.
International syndicates and their local associates were tempted and provided various kinds of illicit drugs to Indonesian children and youths, he noted.
In March 2018, the Indonesian Children Protection Commission ( KPAI ) disclosed data that out of the total child population of 87 million, 5 .9 million children are drugs addicts.
The National Narcotic Agency ( BNN ) regularly reiterated that some 50 young people died of drug addiction daily, the house speaker remarked.
He affirmed that families and society need to help prevent drugs abuse, as legal enforcers alone would not be able to deal with the problem.
Last year, the BNN had identified 83 international syndicates that were smuggling and trafficking illegal drugs into Indonesia.
The data mentioned that a proxy battle is being released to target Indonesian children and youths to damage and damage them, he emphasized.
Hence, he has required a new strategy to fight drug abuse and drug trafficking in Indonesia.