JAKARTA, Indonesia — More than 2.1 million people are estimated to be living in a global network of drug traffickers, and the country with the world’s highest per capita incarceration rate is Indonesia, according to a new report.
The World Bank and the United Nations said Wednesday that Indonesia has become a hub for the trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
The World Bank says the country’s prisons are holding about 10 percent of the world population.
It’s not just drugs, though.
The report also said Indonesia has a huge number of people in jail on drug-related charges, most of them minors.
The number of drug arrests in Indonesia has nearly tripled since the end of the countrys war on drugs in 1999, the report said.
In 2015, the country had about 5.6 million people in prison for drug offenses, according the report.
The population is estimated to have grown from about 2.5 million in 2014 to about 6.6 billion people by 2026.
The report said Indonesia’s prison population is one of the highest in the world, surpassed only by China.
In 2016, there were about 664,000 people in Indonesia’s prisons, up from about 1.4 million in 2015.
The Indonesian government has said it will soon set up a system of universal health care.