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`Not Guilty` Says Accused Jamaican Drug Lord

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. June 25, 2010 – UPDATE: A plea of not guilty was this afternoon entered by accused Jamaican drug lord, Christopher `Dudus` Coke, in his first appearance in a New York Court.

He pleaded not guilty to narcotics and gun trafficking charges at arraignment Friday. Coke, wearing a blue prison smock, was remanded to custody by U.S. District Judge Robert Patterson. Coke faces a maximum sentence of life in prison in a U.S. jail if convicted. However, his lawyer, Frank Doddato, told reporters Coke`s defense team would fight the charges and not even concede `the time of day` to the prosecution.

His arraignment came a day after he waived a right to an extradition trial in Jamaica and turned himself in to U.S. authorities.

Coke was nabbed in a wig and glasses on Tuesday by Jamaica police at a road block in St. Catherine, Jamaica.

Rev Al Miller was driving the car he was in and claimed he was taking the wanted man to the United States embassy at his request. Miller was charged Thursday with harboring the wanted man and perverting the course of justice.