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Salient questions for Mr Coke

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

A lot has been said about the United States request for the extradition of Mr 'Dudus' Coke, but there is one very important issue that I think is being overlooked.

It does not appear that the authorities in Jamaica are concerned with whether Mr Coke has a case to answer, but rather how the evidence was passed on to the US authorities.

Is there strong evidence that Mr Coke is involved in the exporting of narcotics to the US and the importation of guns and ammo to Jamaica?

Now I wish to forget about the extradition request for a minute and ask these salient questions:

1) Has Mr Coke been investigated locally for his alleged involvement in the importation of guns and ammo?

2) What was the purpose of the court-authorised wiretap?

3) Why is he the beneficiary of multiple government contracts?

To many Jamaicans, these questions are more important than the debate by our dear Prime Minister on Mr Coke's constitutional rights.

I am etc.,

Jayson Anthony

jj2.anthony@yahoo.com