After attempts to arrest him in Kingston turned into urban warfare that left dozens dead, Coke began negotiating with U.S. authorities, federal sources said.
The 41-year-old alleged head of the notorious Shower Posse could be in custody in Manhattan by the end of the weekend. He is wanted in New York on multiple counts of drug-running and gun-running.
The Jamaican Observer newspaper quoted sources close to Coke saying he “feels it is in his best interest to be taken to the U.S., rather than to a Jamaican jail.”
Meanwhile, the death toll from the street battles that failed to bring him in jumped to 73 – twice the original government estimate.