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The Reverend Al Miller, who is wanted by the police for questioning, has told The Gleaner that,he would not be turning in himself until tomorrow.

Miller who is the chairman of the National Transformation Programme is being sought by the police in relation to the capture of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Coke was captured at a police checkpoint today at Ferry on the border of St. Catherine and St. Andrew, was accompanied by Miller.

Miller has been instrumental in recent weeks in the surrender of members of Coke’s family who were wanted by the police.

At a press conference today the Commissioner’s office at Old Hope Road, the Police Commissioner Owen Ellington hinted that Miller could be in trouble with the law even though the pastor said he was only taking Coke to US authorities.

“This afternoon, before coming down here, I spoke with all of my senior officers and I asked each individual if they were party to any discussion or agreement for the bypassing of the legal process for Coke to be turned over to US Marshals. Each officer responded in the negative,” Ellington said.

However, Ellington could not explain why Miller was not held at the same time as Coke.

“The policemen on the ground at the time allowed him to go (but) I’m investigating the reason why that was done.”

[Post updated by Go-Jamaica]

The Police are asking the Reverend Al Miller to immediately turn himself in at any Police Station along with his lawyer for questioning as he is a major person of interest on a matter currently being investigated by the Police.

[Update made via Go-Jamaica]

Former Tivoli strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is now in police custody in Jamaica.

The businessman, who has been on the run since the Jamaican government signed an extradition request May 18, was turned over to the police this afternoon.

The Gleaner understands the Reverend Al Miller facilitated his surrender about an hour and a half ago to the police.

The pastor has been instrumental in the surrender of Coke’s sister Sandy and brother Leighton.

The one-month manhunt for Coke has stretched from inner city communities in West Kingston to upscale neighbourhoods in St. Andrew. Houses of past and present politicians have also been searched, as the quest to find Coke fanned out to rural communities in Manchester, St. Mary and St. Ann.

The Labour Day military assault on Coke’s heavily barricaded Tivoli Gardens stronghold led to bloody clashes which claimed the life of one soldier and 73 civilians.

In their bid to find Coke the police also placed a $5 million bounty on his head.
Coke is wanted in the US on drug and gunrunning charges.

[Update made via Go-Jamaica]