Top 9 Most Notorious Criminals From Jamaica

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2 .COPPER

Dennis “Copper” Barth (1951–1978) was a gangster in Jamaica, who operated out of the Rennock Lodge area in east Kingston. Barth is mentioned in the lyrics of Super Cat’s dancehall reggae song “Ghetto Red Hot”: “Kingston we deh when Massop get shot / We deh when Copper get shot” referring to Claude “Claudie” Massop and Barth, who made gang peace treaty in the 1970s.

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He was convicted of killing two policemen and escaped from jails twice. Copper was killed in a shootout with police at the Caymanas Park race track in 1978.

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