Jamaican Alleged Drug Lord 'Dudus' Extradited To US

Suspected Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke has been extradited to the US, where he is wanted on drug and gun-trafficking charges.Mr Coke was taken to the airport in Kingston after waiving his rights to challenge the extradition.He faces life in prison if convicted on charges filed against him in New York.Attempts to capture him in May led to clashes in which scores of people died. He was finally detained on Tuesday.On Thursday, Mr Coke, aged 41, made a brief appearance before a Jamaican judge to announce that he was waiving his rights to challenge the extradition.Mr Coke said he believed he could win the case in the Jamaican courts.But he added that he would go to the US to stand trial for the sake of his family, the people of Tivoli in west Kingston and Jamaica."Everyone, the whole country, has been adversely affected by the process that has surrounded my extradition and I hope that my action today will go some way towards healing all who have suffered," he said in a statem
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