Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Notorious Jamaican gang leader under arrest, reports say - Americas -

Notorious Jamaican gang leader under arrest, reports say - Americas - "Christopher ``Dudus'' Coke, the Jamaican drug don at the center of a prolonged and lethal manhunt, is under arrest, the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner reported late Tuesday.
The government's attempts to arrest and extradite Coke to the United States on drugs and weapons charges in May led to a violent clash in West Kingston that resulted in the deaths of at least 73 civilians and gang members and three security officers.
Despite a bounty and the nationwide search for the gang leader, who has strong ties to the ruling Jamaican Labour Party, he had managed to elude capture."

CBC News - Montreal - 17 arrested in Quebec drug bust

CBC News - Montreal - 17 arrested in Quebec drug bust: "Montreal police say they have arrested 17 people in connection with a series of raids targeting a drug ring on Tuesday.
Though the ring was operating primarily in Montreal's South-West borough, investigators raided 18 homes and 14 cars on the island of Montreal and its north and south shores.
A search warrant was also executed as far away as Moffet, in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.
The suspects were selling cocaine and marijuana, said Montreal police Const. Yannick Ouimet.
'We are talking about a link to the Hells Angels here,' said Ouimet. 'This network was pretty much working all across the province.'"

Jamaican gang boss arrested on way to American embassy | World news | The Guardian

Jamaican gang boss arrested on way to American embassy | World news | The Guardian: "local evangelical clergyman, Al Miller, told a Jamaican radio station he had been accompanying Coke to the US embassy after arranging his surrender to the Americans when they were stopped by the police and recognised. Miller helped Coke's brother, Leighton 'Livity' Coke, hand himself in to the authorities earlier this month.
The police said they were keen to question Miller about his contacts with Coke while he was on the run.
Miller said that Coke would not fight his extradition to New York to face trial on drug and weapons trafficking charges. The Americans allege that Coke heads a criminal empire stretching from Jamaica to Europe and North America.
It is not clear if the US authorities had agreed to accept Coke's surrender or if they even knew he was coming. One possibility is that the Americans tipped off the Jamaican police as it is likely that the embassy would have had to have handed him over in order for the formal extradition procedures to be followed.
However, Ellington said that Coke could face charges locally first."

Gangster gunned down in UP

Gangster gunned down in UP: "Radhey Harijan, 34, who carried a reward of Rs.50,000 for his capture, was shot dead by the police in Bankathiya village, some 250 km from Lucknow.
'He had over 20 criminal cases, including murder, abduction and other heinous crimes, pending against him in Uttar Pradesh,' Inspector Rahul Singh told reporters in Ghazipur.
'We got a tip-off that Harijan was going towards Azamgarh district along with his two accomplices to execute some criminal activity. We carried out an operation with the assistance of the Special Operation Group and gunned him down after half-an-hour of gun battle,' he added."

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