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WEST KINGSTON ENQUIRY: Evidence suggests police cannot find documents related to extradition request for Coke

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 7:44 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has heard evidence which suggests that the police cannot find documents related to the 2009 extradition request for drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. 

The missing documents were found inside the offices of Coke's business, Presidential Click, during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens.

Attorney-at-law representing the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Deborah Martin made the disclosure this morning during testimony by Jamaica Defence Force Commander for the Engineering Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings.

Colonel Cummings had just told the enquiry that soldiers from the Engineering Regiment discovered the documents and handed them over to a female police Inspector.

 

Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings and before him, chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry

Responding to questions from chairman of the commission Sir David Simmons, Martin said her checks have revealed that they were handed over to someone she named as Inspector Harrison. 

According to Martin, "Inspector Harrison" has since resigned from the force and has migrated.

However, Martin said the former police inspector can be located and will be contacted to see if she could appear before the commission and give evidence or provide a witness statement.

According to the terms of reference, the enquiry must probe whether copies of affidavits and other confidential supporting documents attached to or related to the Coke's extradition request were found in Coke’s offices. 

The enquiry must also look into the circumstances of how the documents ended up in Coke's offices in Tivoli Gardens.