Deputy Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds, says convicted drug kingpin, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was arrested and charged with murder by local police in the 1990s.
DCP Hinds made the revelation today at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
DCP Hinds was being led through his examination-in-chief by Queens Counsel Valerie Neita Robertson.
DCP Hinds also revealed that ‘Dudus’ operated his own illegal telephone and cable television business inside Tivoli Gardens.
He also testified that Tivoli residents had paid no utility bills from as far back as 1993, due to the inability of providers to collect or disconnect the services.
Meanwhile DCP Hinds testified that ‘Dudus’ had such authority in Tivoli that he operated his own criminal court.
DCP Hinds says ‘Dudus’ solicited the support of at least one big corporate company to stage his annual ‘Champions in Action’ dancehall show.
Glenmore Hinds, Deputy Commissioner of Police.