Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jamaica and organised crime: Seeking Mr Coke | The Economist

American anger at Jamaica’s slowness in handing over an alleged gang boss:
The community influence his lawyer credits Mr Coke with means that the police might find it difficult and dangerous to find and arrest him. Given his father’s fate, it would be understandable if he were reluctant to submit himself to extradition. If the American allegations of political links are well-founded, some Jamaican public figures may fear that Mr Coke’s arrest would lead to the disclosure of embarrassing information. It is rumoured that he has deposited incriminating documents with lawyers, to be released in the event of his untimely death.

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