Author: Zaheera Blake | Date: 25 May 2012
Dancehall star Busy Signal has waived his rights to an extradition hearing and will instead go to the Unites States where he will stand trial.
According to his Attorney, KD Knight, U.S. Marshalls will fly the deejay to the United States within a month. But there may be some good news for the artiste.
According to Knight, his client can only be tried on a charge of absconding bail, because no extradition papers have been sent. Therefore, his client cannot be tried on drug charges.
Knight, who is a former government minister, said if his client is tried on drug charges, it would be a breach of the extradition treaty.
Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday. He was arrested on a provisional warrant for absconding bail.
Busy Signal allegedly fled the United States in 2002 before he could be tried on drugs charges. He was out on bail in the state of Minnesota at the time he fled.