Christopher "Dudus" Coke

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Jamaican Drug Lord Being Extradited to US

Christopher 'Dudus' Coke flying to NY to face charges

(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... More »

Reputed Jamaican Drug Lord Surrenders

Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is in custody

(Newser) - Reputed gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who eluded a bloody police offensive in his slum stronghold last month, surrendered to authorities outside Jamaica's capital today, local news media reported. Coke has been called one of the world's most dangerous drug lords by US authorities and faces trial in New... More »

Jamaica Toll Hits 73 as Manhunt Goes On

Suspected drug lord remains at large

(Newser) - Jamaican security forces kicked down doors and arrested dozens of residents of a bullet-pocked slum today and said the death toll from four days of fighting sparked by the search for a reputed drug lord has risen to 73. The target of the manhunt, Christopher "Dudus" Coke, was nowhere... More »

Jamaica Death Toll at 44; Drug Kingpin Still at Large

Police still battling holdout Dudus supporters as hunt continues

(Newser) - Jamaican security forces claim a tenuous hold today over the slum stronghold of a gang leader sought by the US, but only after battles that killed at least 44 civilians. Officers and soldiers were still fighting holdout defenders of Christopher Coke, known as "Dudus," in pockets of the... More »

Jamaican Troops Storm Drug Lord Stronghold

Body count mounts in battle extradition

(Newser) - At least one Jamaican soldier was killed as 1,000 troops and police stormed the Kingston stronghold of alleged drug kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke. Bodies could be seen in the street as forces carried out house-to-house searches in the Tivoli Gardens housing complex, the BBC reports. Several people were... More »

2 Cops Die in Jamaica Drug-Dealer Showdown

Kingston is under siege as kingpin's supporters challenge police

(Newser) - Two policemen were killed and six injured last night in the violent showdown between Jamaican police and supporters of drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who are holed up in a barricaded section of Kingston. The cops were fired on as they responded to a call for help from a... More »

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