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After 70 Deaths, Drug Suspect Remains in Jamaica

After 70 Deaths, Drug Suspect Remains in Jamaica

Christopher "Dudus" Coke

Associated Press

May 29, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican don sought in a major military operation is believed to still be on the island but his whereabouts remain a mystery, the country’s police chief said Friday.

Jamaican police and soldiers have killed 73 people since Sunday in an effort to capture Christopher “Dudus” Coke, a powerful leader in the Kingston slums who is sought by the United States on drug trafficking charges.

“The best intelligence we have is that Coke is still within the jurisdiction,” Jamaica Constabulary Force commissioner Owen Ellington told a news conference.

The failure to find Coke has fuelled conspiracy theories among some Jamaicans, ranging from the druglord having escaped the island to having used his political connections to find a safehouse.

Ellington also said police wanted to find Coke alive. Coke’s father and underworld predecessor, Jim Brown, died in a mysterious fire in custody in 1991, raising suspicions he was killed so as not to reveal secret information.

“We do not issue shoot-to-kill orders,” Ellington said.

“Our modus operandi is to arrest Mr Coke on the warrant and bring him before a court of justice in Jamaica” to be extradited, he added.

US prosecutors accuse Coke and his “Shower Posse” of funneling a steady supply of cocaine and marijuana into New York and other eastern US cities, causing gangland conflicts that have left thousands dead.

If extradited and convicted, Coke faces life in prison.

  • Garren_3_max50


    about 4 years ago


    bump PSD

  • Derrick_max50


    about 4 years ago


    How about the US using it's power to get rid of gangs and Drugs here in the USA.

  • Adp_max50


    about 4 years ago


    I wonder if they have an online application.... LOL

  • Img_0338_max50


    about 4 years ago


    It's a war zone down there. Capture him & all his cohorts, line them all up in a ditch & execute them all by firing squad.

  • N1023300020_30025442_7610_max50


    about 4 years ago


    hope they find him soon

  • 45089_396847393722850_1055776862_n_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Bump to what PSD said.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago

    This should stand as a reminder of why the USA needs STRONG immigration laws and border enforcement....most of the Americas (this hemisphere) are lands in which drug lords can easily rule a society....the government is not the only power in Latin American and Carribbean nations

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago

    I Have no sympathy for drug dealers. No concerns about the outcome of their enterprise other than to terminate that enterprise by any means under the law. Most likely those 73 individuals have some involvement in his enterprise, and most likely they choose to die protecting their "protector".
    I don't know anything about Jamaican Laws, but it seems that way for what this article mentions.
    I can only hope he pays the ultimate price for all those kiled trying to protect him, instead of bringing him to US soil to be supported by taxpayer's money for the rest of his useless life.

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Jamaican police and soldiers have killed 73 people since Sunday in an effort to find Coke. I wonder if that New York bill that they are trying to pass about shooting Subjects in the arms or legs would fly down there????

  • Snapshot_of_me_1_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Wow if they killed 73 people just to find would kind of suck if they didnt ever find him.

  • Plmb2s3sk_max600_max50


    about 4 years ago


    get um.

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