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Update: 'Dudus' in police custody in Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2010 | 4:44 PM
Christopher \'Dudus\' Coke

Former Tivoli strongman Christopher \'Dudus\' Coke is now in police custody in Jamaica.

The businessman, who has been on the run since the Jamaican government signed an extradition request May 18, was turned over to the police this afternoon.

The Gleaner understands the Reverend Al Miller facilitated his surrender about an hour and a half ago to the police.

The pastor has been instrumental in the surrender of Coke\'s sister Sandy and brother Leighton.

The one-month manhunt for Coke has stretched from inner city communities in West Kingston to upscale neighbourhoods in St. Andrew. Houses of past and present politicians have also been searched, as the quest to find Coke fanned out to rural communities in Manchester, St. Mary and St. Ann.

The Labour Day military assault on Coke\'s heavily barricaded Tivoli Gardens stronghold led to bloody clashes which claimed the life of one soldier and 73 civilians.

In their bid to find Coke the police also placed a $5 million bounty on his head.

Coke is wanted in the US on drug and gunrunning charges.