Christopher Michael Coke, also known as Dudus, a Jamaican drug lord and the leader of the Shower Posse was found dead inside his cell of the US federal prison where he was serving his 23 years sentence for drug trafficking.
Reports are that he was found hanging from a rope tied to the window of his jail cell, security was quickly called but it was too as he was already dead.
The news about the death of the Christopher “Dudus” Coke Shocked people over the US to Jamaica.
The Jamaican Government say they will not make any comments on the matter as investigation is still ongoing over Mr.Coke death.
Christopher Michael Coke, also known as Dudus (born 13 March 1969), is a Jamaican drug lord and the leader of the Shower Posse, a violent drug gang started by his father Lester Coke in Jamaica, which exported “large quantities” of marijuana and cocaine into the United States.
Due to their father’s drug profits, Christopher and his siblings grew up amidst wealth and attended elite private schools. His sister and brother were killed in drug-related violence, in 1987 and 2004, respectively. Coke was gradually brought into his father’s organization.
After his father’s death in 1992, “Dudus”, at the age of 23, became leader of the gang and also developed as the de facto leader of the Tivoli Gardens community in West Kingston. He developed community programs to help the poor and had so much local support that Jamaican police were unable to enter this neighborhood without community consent.
Coke was arrested on drug charges and extradited to the United States in 2010. His arrest had provoked violence among Coke’s supporters in West Kingston. In 2011 Coke pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges in connection with drug trafficking and assault. On 8 June 2012, he was sentenced by a Federal Court in New York City to 23 years in Federal prison.