Christopher “Dudus” Coke is a man worth watching. Coke is a Kingston, Jamaica resident who caused a state of emergency and got the leader of the country’s ruling party to put his political career and reputation on the line to keep him out of American courts. The arrest of Christopher Coke was an urban spectacle, and his trial has the potential to revel a lot about American and Jamaican officials’ drug trade dealings. If Coke sings much may be told about Jamaican and American officials’ involvement in illegal activities from the Caribbean to North America to England.
The case is an example of the “strong arm” of the United States government and its practices in the drug trade. The US justice department had the alleged leader of the notorious Shower Posse gang on a "world's most dangerous" list, while a former Jamaican national security minister describes him as “probably the country’s most powerful man”. The role and record of “Dudus” is result of alliances between U.S. imperialism and the predominately-Black island’s governing bourgeoisie. Coke gained his mythical status as a linkage between Jamaica’s working class elements and the political ruling class elite that comprises the: Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP).