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Reputed Jamaican Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke Captured: Reports

Alleged drug gang leader, Jamaican Christopher "Dudus" Coke. Photographer credit not provided/The Jamaica Gleaner hide caption

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Jamaican news sources report that nation's authorities have taken into custody Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a reputed drug kingpin, who the U.S. has requested be extradited so he can be tried on American drug trafficking and gun running charges.

An attempt by Jamaican authorities to capture Coke last month in a Kingston neighborhood that was his stronghold resulted in scores of people being killed in gun battles between police and gang members loyal to Coke.

Available reports suggest that Coke was peacefully apprehended Tuesday.

From the Jamaican Observer:

The fugitive was handed over to police by Reverend Al Miller and is prepared to commit himself to due process and waive his right to an extradition hearing...

A $5 million dollar reward was recently placed for information leading to his arrest.

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