The soldiers and police were going from house to house in search of Coke
May 27, 2010 3:47 PM Subscribe
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in Kingston, Jamaica after four days of fighting
resulting from the search for alleged drug dealer Christopher 'Dudus' Coke
. He remains at large.
The United States
has been pressing for extradition
since August of 2009. Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding
, elected with the help of Coke, stalled for nine months claiming the evidence was obtained illegally before issuing a warrant for his arrest on May 17th. Coke's supporters in the Tivoli Gardens
neighborhood of Kingston have been stockpiling weapons and ammunition since the extradition was announced and the raid on May 24th set off four days of violence
leaving 3 police and at least 70 civilians dead, 28 (police) wounded, and more than 500 people arrested. It is believed Coke may be hiding in the nearby slum of Denham Town where his supporters are still barricading the streets.