Breaking News – 4:45pm
Fugitive Christopher “Dudus” Coke is now reported to be in police custody.
He was found in the company of Rev Al Miller
Stay tuned for more details.
Update @ 5:10pm
Its being reported that Dudus is being held at a police station in St Catherine. So just hours after the state of emergency was extended to St Catherine, Dudus is taken into custody.
He was reportedly picked up in Ferry on his way to the USA Embassy
He will waive his extradition hearing and as such will be handed over to US Marshall’s and extradited to the USA.
Update @ 5:37pm
Coke was picked up during a routine spot check on the Mandela High Way, while traveling on his way into Kingston.
The police recognized him immediately and decided to removed him from the vehicle, and placed them into a police car, Coke did not resist arrest.
Al Miller has been asked to turn himself over to the police at the nearest police station along with his lawyer by the police high command ( 5:40pm) !!!
Contact was made with Rev Al Miller by Coke’s lawyer and for Al to pick him up and transport immediately to the USA embassy, he was on his way when he was stopped in a routine traffic stop.
Al was being interview on NNN when he heard for the first time that the police need him to report to the nearest police station.
He is currently making his way to the police for an interview.
Coke’s attorney contacted U.S. authorities yesterday advising that Coke was considering turning himself in to the U.S. It was the first communication that U.S. authorities had had with Coke’s attorney in several weeks
Update @ 6:30pm
Coke has since be airlifted from the Spanish-town prison oval to a secure location in Kingston, I think that means the Up Park Camp.
Troubling story !! – From the Jamaica Observer.
The Jamaica Observer is reporting this morning that Coke was travelling in a convoy involving three cars. Two of the cars were filled with gunmen( I suppose they were armed) , while the third contained Coke and Rev Al Miller.
The observer further reported that a police car had been trailing the convoy for hours ( we don’t know how much hrs), which suggest that Coke must have been staying pretty far from where he was captured.
That’s not the troubling part, the big question this raises is how could have the police been trailing this convoy for hours, does it means the police were at the spot were Rev Al Miller picked up Coke?
Does it means that the police were providing escort to take Coke into Kingston and to the USA Embassy ?
It was further reported that the two car loads of gunmen were allowed to get away as the main focus of capture was Coke, is that really the case?
What would have happened if the police at Ferry did not stop Coke’s car, would he have been simply allowed to drive to the USA Embassy with the police and gunmen in TOW?
Did the cops knowingly provide escort for coke and gunmen from whereever Coke was hiding into Kingston?
What is the rank of these cops who were trailing Jamaica’s most wanted?
If the cops in tow, knew that Coke was going to be stopped at Ferry as per intelligence, why would they have not setup a joint military police stop further along Mandela Highway to capture or take out the two car load of gunmen who were allegedly in a convoy with Coke, wouldn’t that have made sense. ?
What if the gunmen at Ferry had decided to fire at the cops, would the cops have been prepared for a fire fight?
These are just some troubling questions that we would like answers for if the observer article is correct.
I am sure many would have missed that, as we all celebarte the caputure of Coke, but it has become very apparent to me, that Coke may have been able to escape the Tivoli incursion by help of the very same police and and further elude them for another 3 weeks with this same help.
Not only that, it appears once again, that Coke was made aware that the state of Emergency would have been extended outside of Kingston, which could me certain death if he became caught up in one of these cordon and search type activities.
Who was feeding Coke information, who were the people behind him, why would his lawyers have made contact with the US authorities since yesterday(Monday June 21 2010), but failed to contact the local police?
We say great job be the security forces, but there are many unanswered questions lingering, will we ever the answers. We will continue our investigative work, as I smell a fish and it smells likes its been out of the water for a couple of days and was not refrigerated.
UPDATE @ 2:54PM
Christopher Coke has just be loaded aboard a US Marshall’s aircraft amid extremely high security.
The plane is now on the runway getting ready for take off.
This guy is really the president, as not even a sitting Prime Minister has been afforded this type of treatment.
The end of a long Saga, or is it just the beginning.!!
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