Alleged drug lord at center of Jamaican violence

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A state of emergency has been declared in sections of Kingston, Jamaica where supporters of an alleged drug lord, Christopher “Dudus” Coke exchanged gunfire with the security forces. The attacks came after Jamaica said it would extradite Coke to the U.S., where he faces drugs and weapons charges.

The U.S. Justice Department describes Coke as one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords. For more, we’re joined by Karen Madden-James. She lives in Jamaica, where she reports for the BBC and Jamaican radio.

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