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Jamaican drug lord sentenced to 23 years in NY

Last Updated: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 10:21

New York: A Jamaican drug lord who pleaded guilty in New York to drug and gun trafficking charges has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Christopher "Dudus" Coke was sentenced on Friday in federal court.

Coke was captured in Jamaica in 2010 after a bloody siege of his stronghold in a slum west of Kingston left more than 70 dead.

Coke had written the judge to describe good deeds he did for slum-dwellers and to seek mercy. But several women abused by Coke`s gang in Jamaica begged for a harsh punishment.

Prosecutors say Coke terrorised anyone who interfered with his drug operation.


First Published: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 10:21
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