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West Kingston Enquiry: 'Dudus' was tight-lipped about criminal lifestyle during questioning

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 3:52 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke elected to remain silent about his criminal lifestyle during a marathon interview with police investigators a day after he was captured in May 2010.

Superintendent Michael Phipps, the veteran investigator who conducted the three-hour interview at the Jamaica Defence Force Up Park Camp headquarters, said Coke only answered 12 of the 182 questions he was asked.

Superintendent Phipps said questions Coke answered related to his name, address and his parents' name.

He told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning that the other questions were met with the same response that based on the advice of his attorneys he had nothing to say.

Superintendent Phipps said the drug kingpin gave his address as building 25 Tivoli Gardens and indicated that he was a self-employed businessman.

However, the veteran investigator said Coke clammed up when asked how he managed to elude the security forces during the May 2010 operation in his Tivoli Gardens stronghold and whether he was wearing army uniform that day.