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Jamaican troops lay siege to "Dudas" fortress

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Jamaican troops lay siege to "Dudas" fortress


More than 30 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Jamaica as police continue their siege of a Kingston slum in search of an alleged drug baron.

Heavily armed soldiers are also involved in the hunt
at Tivoli Gardens which has going on for three days.

Around 25 people have been injured and police say
they have detained more than 200 people and seized firearms.

The man they are trying to find is Christopher “Dudas” Coke. He is wanted by the United States for suspected drug trafficking and gun-running.

Many in the Kingston community see him as a Robin Hood figure who provides food, education and security for the poor, while the government leaves them to fend for themselves.

The violence erupted after Jamaican authorities began extradition proceedings.

During the previous nine months they claimed US evidence against “Dudas” was obtained by illegal methods.

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