Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
Jamaica's Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has joined the ranks of Colombia's Rambo, Carlos Lehder and Mexican alleged mafia, Rueben 'Doc' Cavazos, as one of the world's most notorious gangsters.
Coke is among the three to be featured on an upcoming edition of A&E Television Network's Biography Channel series, Gangsters: America's Most Evil.
Coke's story will be aired tomorrow at 9 p.m. (Jamaica time; channel 446 on Flow) during the programme that explores the rise and fall of some of the most nefarious and notorious criminals brought to justice by the United States government.
Dubbed a true story by Biography, the life of the Jamaican gangster, who is now serving 23 years in a US federal prison, will be aired again on Wednesday, July 10 at 2 a.m., then Tuesday, July at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 17 at 1 a.m..
Viewers in the United States may watch the segment on Cablevision channel 160 or Direct TV channel 266.
Promoting the documentary series on its website, Bio has sought to entice prospective viewers with the following depiction of Coke.
"Christopher Coke was the notorious leader of the international gang, the Shower Posse. His operation transported drugs to major US cities, sold them for massive profits, and purchased weapons on the black market to export back to his native country, Jamaica. 'Dudus', as he was known on the streets, used his criminal wealth and prosperity to win the hearts of his community and influence their political affiliations. Such power propelled him from a kingpin to a political pawn, and when the US attempted to have the beloved gangster extradited, a civil war broke out to protect him."