Christopher “Dudus” Coke Arrested
The United States is a step closer to prosecuting alleged drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke after the fugitive was captured near Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday. Officials said Coke was arrested at a checkpoint and is currently being held at an undisclosed location.
Reports said Coke and a certain Reverend Al Miller were on their way to the United States Embassy when they were stopped by security officers manning a check point. Miller, a respected preacher who helped convince Coke’s brother to surrender earlier this month, said it was Coke who requested to be brought to the U.S. embassy.
Coke is wanted by the U.S. government on drug and gun running charges. The U.S. had placed a $5 million bounty on Coke’s head prior to his arrest. Coke is considered the leader of the gangs residing in the West Kingston slums known as Tivoli Gardens, where 76 people were killed last month in a four-day battle between police and armed followers of the 42-year-old drug lord.