1,000 Indonesia Cops On Drugs
Banda Aceh - Nearly 1 000 police officers found to have used drugs in Indonesia's staunchly Muslim Aceh province will be given a month to get clean or face dismissal, police said on Wednesday.
The officers, representing at least 6% of the provincial police force, failed drug tests carried out by the National Narcotics Agency, Aceh police chief Iskandar Hasan told AFP.
The police tested positive for a range of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, known commonly as ice, marijuana, and MDMA, the active drug in ecstasy pills.
Police have sent 189 officers so far to month-long rehabilitation.
"We will give them a month to see whether they will change their ways or not. If they cannot change, we'll fire them," he said.