Jamaica captures Coke

This item appears on page 19 of the August 2010 issue.

Police in Kingston, Jamaica, took the alleged drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke into custody, without incident, on June 22 and he was extradited to the US on June 24 on charges of gunrunning and drug trafficking.

Coke eluded capture in May, when four days of riots and gun battles broke out in the Tivoli Garden region of the capital — leaving at least 73 dead — as police and soldiers tried to arrest him.