US ATTORNEY: Ready to 'bring Coke to justice'
FEDERAL COURT BUREAU- HIS NICKNAME might mean king but today he was dethroned.
Christopher "Dudus" Coke, 41 was stopped at a roadblock with a Christian minister in his car. He reportedly told the arresting officers he was on his way to the embassy to turn himself in.
The Jamaican government is in full compliance with the United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and is ready to extradite Coke to face drug and gun trafficking charges, according to Jamaican law enforcement sources.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement late Tuesday, “We look forward to working closely with the Jamaican authorities to bring Coke to justice to face charges pending against him in Manhattan federal court."
The intense manhunt to find the notorious leader of the Shower Posse, an international drug trafficking ring lasted five weeks.
The gang is blamed for deaths in Jamaica and in the United States.
Coke was arrested on the Mandela Highway by law enforcement officers who were "acting on intelligence", Jamaica's Police Commissioner said.
The four days of militant gun battles with teenagers and police resulted in the deaths of 70 people.