Jamaica Urges Calm
Christopher “Dudus” Coke is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords, according to U.S. authorities.
Jamaica’s police commissioner is appealing for calm after the arrest of a reputed drug baron. Commissioner Owen Ellington says Christopher “Dudus” (DOO’-doos) Coke was caught at a police highway checkpoint yesterday.
U.S. authorities describe Coke as one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords. A preacher who helped arrange the surrender of Coke’s brother earlier this month tells The Associated Press that Coke was heading to the U.S. Embassy in Kingston to surrender to U.S. marshals.
The 42-year-old is facing trial in New York on drug-trafficking and gunrunning charges and faces life in prison if convicted. But, he’s said to fear suffering the same fate as his father, who died in a prison fire in 1992 while awaiting extradition to the U.S.