Alleged Jamaican drug kingpin extradited

Kingston, Jamaica, June 30, 2006 – A Jamaican national, who U.S. prosecutors claim financed, distributed and shipped thousands of pounds of ganja to Texas, Arizona and Washington between 1999 and 2005, has been extradited to the US to answer those charges.

Dwight Perry, also known as Ian McPherson and “Bigga,” of Balcombe Drive in Waterhouse and Plantain Heights in St. Andrew, Jamaica, was on Wednesday escorted to the US by law enforcement officials.

Perry, 45, had fled the US last December but was arrested in February at his Bay Farm Road business. In a court appearance last month he waived his extradition. (

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