Busy Signal was extradited yesterday to face trial for his cocaine-traficking over a decade ago in United States.
The observer reports that he left Jamaica before noon with the United States Marshall. One of Busy’s baby mother told Jamaica Observer : “We miss him and we are praying. I know that everything will be okay.”
Read more details on the case below
Gordon is being extradited on a provisional warrant for failure to appear for trial in the United States. Knight told the Observer that his client could not be tried in the United States on the drug charges because the warrant for his arrest relates to his failure to show for trial and not the drug charges that caused him to flee that country.
However, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said that the US could still try Gordon for the alleged drug offence, but that it would have to seek leave from the Jamaican Government in order to proceed.
And read the complaint document here : http://www.dancehall.mobi/2012/05/25/busy-signal-drug-case-affidavitcomplaint-document-revealed/
- Busy Signalâ€™s alleged co-accused, Rayon Walker, is Jamaican citizen who arrived in the U.S. on a flight from Jamaica, and was found to have approximately 1.2 kilograms cocaine in his possession. Walker agreed to cooperate with special agents, ostensibly to continue as planned with the delivery of the cocaine to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Busy Signal allegedly arrived in Minneapolis the following day on a one-way ticket from Hartford, Connecticut, and several phone calls allegedly took place between Busy Signal and Walker to arrange a meeting to pick-up the cocaine.
- Later that day, Busy Signal allegedly meets up with Walker, takes possession of the bag containing the cocaine, and is arrested as he exits the hotel.
- Busy Signal is indicated as a U.S. Citizen. If he is indeed a U.S. citizen, are there implications of the U.S. Government being able to level additional charges (as they see fit) when he arrives in the U.S., without worry/fear of the diplomatic fall-out that would normally occur if they were to put a Jamaican citizen on trial for a charge that he/she was not extradited for in the first place (which would be a breach of the Extradition Treaty that currently exists between the U.S. and Jamaica).I don’t understand why can’t artists follow the law so It doesn’t come back to ruin their lives later.