Friday, July 12, 2013

The Kingston Kingpin: Story of Jamaican Druglord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke On Biography Channel

Having returned from a vacation in Jamaica, I noted I was a frequent visitor to the island paradise -

But there is another side to Jamaica that the tourists don't see.

Once home in Philadelphia, I settled in and later watched a documentary on the Biography Channel on Comcast's On Demand about a notorious Jamaica gangster, Christopher "Dudus" Coke (seen in the above photo). 

Christopher Coke was the notorious leader of the international gang, the Shower Posse. His operation transported drugs to major US cities, sold them for massive profits, and purchased weapons on the black market to export back to his native country, Jamaica.

"Dudus", as he was known on the streets, used his criminal wealth and prosperity to win the hearts of his community and influence their political affiliations. Such power propelled him from a Kingpin to a political pawn, and when the US attempted to have the beloved gangster extradited, a civil war broke out to protect him.  

You can watch the entire episode via the below link:

You can also read the DEA press release on Coke's sentencing via the below link:

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