Jamaica agreed to extradite drug boss Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to the US last week. His supporters said they'd fight to protect him, and barricaded themselves in a housing project. Now they've attacked police and set fire to a police station.
The state of emergency, which covers the West Kingston and St Andrews districts of the capital Kingston, Dudus' strongholds will, according to the BBC, last a month. Coke, 41, who's also known as 'short man' and 'president', claims he's a 'community leader' rather than a drug boss. Others paint a different picture, again according to the BBC:
The US Justice Department says he is one of the world's most dangerous drug barons. He is accused of leading a gang called the Shower Posse and operating an international smuggling network.
The gang has also been blamed for numerous murders in Jamaica and the US.