Alleged Jamaican Drug Lord Fights U.S. Extradition, Violently Clashes With Police

Something out a movie huh or even a Drake video?  But this is very real and it seems that it will be some sort of a bloody end to this conflict between alleged drug lord and ‘Shower Posse’ leader Christopher “Dudus” Coke and Jamaican authorities.. It seems the U.S. wants this guy bad and he would rather stay put. More below:

Christopher "Dudus" Coke

via Reuters

(Reuters) – Jamaica declared a state of emergency in two parishes of its capital Kingston on Sunday after shooting and firebomb attacks on police stations by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who faces extradition to the United States.

The limited emergency in the popular Caribbean tourist destination covered districts of the capital where gunmen on Sunday fired on two police stations and set fire to another. At least one policemen was injured.

The attackers were suspected supporters of Christopher “Dudus” Coke whom the government has called on to surrender to face a U.S. extradition request on cocaine trafficking and gun-running charges.

Streets into the poor Tivoli Gardens area of West Kingston, where Coke is believed to be hiding, were barricaded on Sunday in defiance of a police call for Coke to hand himself over, witnesses said.

The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel alert warning its citizens of the possibility of violence in Jamaica’s Kingston Metropolitan area.

Tensions in Jamaica rose over the last week after Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced he was starting proceedings to extradite Coke. U.S. prosecutors describe Coke as the leader of the infamous “Shower Posse” that murdered hundreds of people during the cocaine wars of the 1980s


3 thoughts on “Alleged Jamaican Drug Lord Fights U.S. Extradition, Violently Clashes With Police

  1. In any culture, society, community, etc. when common criminals are treated like heroes everyone loses! Though Jamaica does the best advertising of any islands in the Carribeans, it is basically the last place I think of going even if most of it is primarily centered around Kingston. Jamaica can never survive as a viable society on the back of drug/blood money. It could not be done in Miami When blood was flowing in the street of Miami in the early 80’s in the most powerful nation on earth and is cannot be done there. In every Black nation from Somalia, to Jamaica where drugs are at the root of that societies economic sustanance, that society is or becomes reprobate. Only your travel and tourism industry along with other legitimate commerce can make for a society that grows and steps into the community of nations.

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