„Reputed Jamaican drug lord Christopher „Dudus“ Coke arrived in New York under heavy security Thursday to face federal drugs and weapons charges.
He arrived in White Plains after being extradited from Jamaica earlier in the day.
Coke is charged with federal drug and weapons offenses in New York and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.
He will be held in a federal lockup in lower Manhattan until his arraignment Friday.
While being escorted outside the airport, Coke told NY1’s Ruschell Boone, „I love the people in Jamaica.“
A statement was released after Coke’s brief first appearance before a Jamaican judge, saying his decision not to fight extradition was best for his family, his country and his community.
Coke maintains his innocence with regards to the drug charges.
He was captured Tuesday after a month-long manhunt, in which 76 people were killed during a four-day assault in the Tivoli Gardens section of Kingston, Jamaica, where Coke was hiding.
Through a statement, the U.S. Attorney’s office said, „Drugs and guns were the bread and butter of Coke’s ‚Shower Posse.‘ We are relieved that Coke’s arrest and transfer to New York was not marked by violence.“
Dudus arrived in NYVeröffentlicht: 25 Juni, 2010 in 4. Miscellaneous
Schlagwörter:Christopher Coke, Dudus, Jamaica, Jim Brown, New York, President, Tivoli Gardens