The Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2010
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26 mai 2010
(AP) Thousands of police and soldiers stormed the Jamaican ghettos where reggae was born Tuesday in search of a reputed drug kingpin wanted by the United States, intensifying a third day of street battles that have killed at least 30 people.
"The masked gunmen fighting for underworld boss Christopher "Dudus" Coke say he provides services and protection all funded by a criminal empire that seemed untouchable until the U.S. demanded his extradition.
"Coke has built a loyal following in Tivoli Gardens, the poor West Kingston slum that is his stronghold. U.S. authorities say he has been trafficking cocaine to the streets of New York City since the mid-1990s, allegedly hiring island women to hide the drugs on themselves on flights to the United States."