Jamaican Gang Leader Arrives To Face NY Charges

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Authorities say Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke has arrived in New York to face drug trafficking charges. Federal agents brought Coke by plane on Thursday to an airport in White Plains, N.Y. He was to be taken a federal lockup in New York City, where he was expected to appear in court on Friday. The 42-year-old Coke had waived his right to extradition in Jamaica earlier in the day. U.S. prosecutors say the leader of the notorious Shower Posse gang has overseen large shipments of cocaine and marijuana to the eastern United States since the 1990s. A violent clash last month between his supporters and security forces in Jamaica left 76 dead.