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Jamaica extradites drug suspect to US

February 22, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican authorities have extradited a fugitive who was wanted for 14 years in the United States on drug charges.

In a late Saturday statement, the Jamaica Constabulary Force says Juel Dunn was extradited to Florida last week after his arrest in the island’s mostly rural parish of St. Thomas by a fugitive apprehension squad. He faces charges of cocaine possession.

Dunn waived his right to an extradition hearing at a court hearing in Jamaica’s capital of Kingston.

Assistant Police Commissioner Devon Watkis says the Caribbean country’s force “will not relent on sending a clear message that transnational crimes” are a priority for local authorities.

Earlier this month, Jamaica extradited its first lottery scam suspect to the U.S. about a decade after that transnational crime started flourishing on the island.

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