July 5th 2022 : Dancehall artist Popcaan was detained by authorities in the UK who advised him they were acting on information received from his home country. The situation lead to the artist taking to Social media for a calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to investigate the reasons behind his detention in the United Kingdom (UK).
Popcaan detained in the UK facts, and Details
Written by adminVibe on July 7, 2022
July 6th : It was said that Popcaan’s detention in the UK was caused by legal problems in Barbados on two separate occasions, not by the Jamaican government. The deejay urged Jamaica’s PM to explain why he was being held in the UK because of his own government yesterday. Popcaan can be seen seated inside what appears to be an airport in the brief video clip. He is holding a piece of paper that, according to him, is an advisory from Jamaica to the UK forbidding him entry.
More information was released that the Dancehall performer was detained in the United Kingdom as a result of a green notice issued by Interpol, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF. Following marijuana and other substance (Cocaine) allegations out of Barbados, the international policing organization issued the notice against the deejay. The St. Thomas-born DJ was deported to Jamaica after being found guilty of marijuana possession in 2009 in Barbados. According to the authorities, #Popcaan was detained once more in Barbados in 2011.
In response to the JCF report #Popcaan and his attorney Bert Samuels are threatening legal action against the JCF/Government and are denying that the deejay has never been charged with possession of cocaine in Barbados.
July 7th : Dancehall artist Popcaan’s lawyers have asked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to remove a recent statement it made about the entertainer being detained for cocaine possession in Barbados in 2011.
In a press release, the law firm Knight, Junior and Samuels demanded that the police delete the statement by Thursday at noon and publish an apology.
The remark, according to the release, is completely false because Popcaan, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, has never been detained for cocaine possession in Barbados or any other nation.
As a result, the lawyers are requesting that the statement that was published be immediately retracted since they believe it to be untrue and defamatory.
Additionally, they are calling for a comprehensive apology to be posted on social media, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force‘s internal communications platforms, as well as the negotiation of compensation with the lawyers that is appropriate for his position in society both domestically and internationally.
The attorneys claimed that the police’s actions were reprehensible for making such an outrageous accusation without proper justification.
They claimed that the JCF’s statements would cause people to believe that their client had engaged in serious criminal activity that violated the Barbados Drug Abuse (Prevention and Control) Act.