Jamaican gang leader arrives to face NY charges

(AP) - Authorities say Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke arrived in New York to face drugtrafficking charges today.

Federal agents brought Coke by plane on Thursday to an airportin White Plains, N.Y. He was to be taken a federal lockup in NewYorkCity, where he was expected to appear in court on Friday.

The 42-year-old Coke had waived his right to extradition inJamaicaearlier in the day.

U.S. prosecutors say the leader of the notorious Shower Possegang has overseen large shipments of cocaine and marijuana to theeastern United States since the 1990s.

A violent clash last month between his supporters and securityforces in Jamaica left 76 dead.

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