How Homeland Security Helped Jamaica Massacre 73 Civilians

John Cook · 12/14/11 01:45PM

The New Yorker has just posted Mattathias Schwartz's excellent piece in last week's magazine on the disastrous raid to arrest Jamaican druglord Christopher "Dudus" Coke. At the DEA's insistence, Jamaican authorities reluctantly raided Tivoli Gardens, the West Kingston slum Coke ran as a de facto governor, two years ago. Coke didn't turn up, but Jamaican police officers killed 73 civilians, many of them allegedly in cold blood. A Department of Homeland Security surveillance plane was overhead the whole time.

Jamaican Drug Lord 'Dudus' Coke Arrested

Max Read · 06/23/10 12:12AM

Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, the Jamaican gang leader whose Kingston neighborhood was put under siege by authorities last month, resulting in 70 deaths, was arrested on Tuesday. Jamaican police will reportedly turn him over to the U.S. for extradition. [ABC]

Jamaican Drug Lord's 'Shower Posse' Fights Back

Jeff Neumann · 05/25/10 05:23AM

Security forces stormed drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke's hideout in Kingston today as violence spreads, with the BBC reporting at least one solider dead and "bodies lying in the streets." The US wants him extradited on drug and weapons charges.