US requests the extradition of more high profile Jamaicans

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In the wake of a perceived easing of tensions between Washington and the Bruce Golding government over the extradition of Christopher "Dudus" Coke, RJR News understands that the US is to apply for the extradition of two high profile subjects.

Highly confidential sources told RJR News that the US government has prepared indictments for the extradition of two businessmen from Western Jamaica on drug trafficking charges.

One of the men is said to be connected to a well known family in Montego Bay, St. James.

Our sources reported that the US government prepared the indictments on statements given to them by a powerful Jamaican fugitive who was given a reduced sentence last year, after he decided to cut a deal with US prosecutors.

It is understood that US agents are now in the island working with local agents to monitor the movements of the fugitives.
Our sources say they do not expect any resistance from the Golding administration.

The Obama administration and the Jamaican government were reportedly at bitter odds last year over the release of Montego Bay businessman Presley Bingham, who was being sought for drug trafficking.

The initial refusal of the State to extradite Christopher Coke is also believed to have cost the Jamaican government friends in Washington.

Neither government have officially admitted to a diplomatic impasse however, Washington finally appointed a US ambassador within weeks after Christopher Coke’s extradition.