Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is now in police custody.
A senior police officer has confirmed that the artiste, whose given name is Adijah Palmer, was taken into custody early this morning during a major operation by the Flying Squad in Grants Pen, St. Andrew.
The events leading to the operation are unclear at this time.
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Vybz Kartel is currently being escorted by security forces as they move on to searching a second house believed to be owned by the popular entertainer.
A strong contingent of police personnel and soldiers, armed with machettes and gardening hoes, are now searching a Havendale, St. Andrew house, which is partially burnt.
Several boxes have been removed from the Havendale residence.
Security forces carried out a search earlier on another house, also believed to be owned by Palmer, in the Norbrook, St. Andrew area.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Steve Brown told The Gleaner that their investigations led them to both houses.
The police detained the entertainer, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, during a Flying Squad operation last night.
Source: Jamaica Gleaner