Jamaican Drug Lord Being Extradited to US
Christopher 'Dudus' Coke flying to NY to face charges
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 24, 2010 4:08 PM CDT
In this photo obtained by the Associated Press on June 23, 2010, Jamaican alleged drug gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke is fitted with a helmet moments after his arrest at an undisclosed location.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Jamaican authorities have handed over accused drug lord Christopher Coke to the US government, ABC News reports. "Dudus" should be in New York by this evening to face drug and weapons charges. The extradition ends a violent campaign by the Jamaican government to oust Coke from his stronghold in West Kingston. More than 70 people died in the resulting clashes.

 

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