The Jamaica Constabulary Force has asked a man who escaped extradition in 2009 to report for questioning in relation to a major cocaine and money find in Coral Gardens, St James last week.

The man is Presley Bingham. Bingham is otherwise known as Pressa or Butcherman.

He’s being urged to report to the Narcotics Division in St. Andrew immediately to facilitate their investigation.

A businessman, 43-year-old Oral Johnson has also been slapped with several cocaine related offences.


Bingham was wanted by United States prosecutors for drug trafficking.

His extradition to the US was requested in 2005. However, in a ruling by then Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne in 2009 the case against him was dismissed.

Lightbourne ruled that the time stipulated in law for extradition had expired, meaning the case was dropped on a technicality.

Reports are during a raid on Tuesday April 26, 24 pounds of cocaine was seized in Coral Gardens St. James.

In a statement the police say Johnson was driving the car from which the cocaine was seized.

The businessman from Garden District, Westmoreland has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine, Taking Steps to Export Cocaine and Trafficking Cocaine after being formally interviewed in the presence of his attorney.

The estimated street value of the cocaine is US $550,000 or JMD $82.5 million.

Further searches of a premises said to be owned by Bingham led to the further seizure of a quantity of illicit drugs and foreign currency.

The police say the currency amounts to US $3.8 million and a further $30,000 Canadian dollars. That’s approximately JMD $600 million.

The 59-year-old Bingham was arrested on July 12, 2009 after being on the radar of US law enforcement since the early 2000s.

US prosecutors described Bingham as an enforcer for drug operations on the statements of convicted drug kingpin, Norris ‘Deedo’ Nembhard.

Reports are Bingham was indicted in 2004 with Nembhard, Clasford Morris, Robroy Williams and five others.

According to reports Nembhard, who was facing 50 years in prison, was sentence to just 13 years after agreeing to a plea deal with US prosecutors.

Another Jamaican designated a kingpin, Leebert Ramcharan, was sentenced to 35 years without parole after he refused to cooperate with US prosecutors.