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West Kingston Enquiry: 'Betrayal' — Ex-soldier held under suspicion of helping to prevent Dudus' capture

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 10:33 AMGleaner Writer

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer this morning revealed that a former subordinate was held during the May 2010 police-military operations among a group of men believed to be helping to thwart the capture of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Lieutenant Colonel Jaime O'Gilvie told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that the ex-soldier had previously served in his battalion.

"It was the ultimate betrayal for someone who benefited from our training and who had sworn to serve and protect to be caught in that position, " O'Gilvie said.

He said the detention of the ex-soldier reinforced his view that the level of fortification members of the security forces encountered in the west Kingston community was guided by someone with military training.

As an example, O'Gilvie said members of the security force encountered firing ports that were "strategically placed" at key intersections.