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BUSY SIGNAL denied bail: referred to as “fugitive from justice”

Dancehall artist BUSY SIGNAL has been denied bail after appearing in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court in Jamaica.

As reported in the Jamaica Observer, magistrate Stephanie Haisley said he was a fugitive from justice and she had to take that into consideration.

BUSY SIGNAL, real name Glendale Gordon, was arrested earlier this week by the Fugitive Apprehension Team at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston after having been deported from the UK.

It has been widely reported that he was using false identification while travelling and has been going publicly by the name Reanno Devon Gordon.

He is also facing extradition to the US. After years of surveillance authorities have accused Gordon of fleeing the country in 2002 before he could be sentenced on a cocaine charge.

The Observer noted that if he is extradited, he will be first high-profile Jamaican to be surrendered to the US authorities since Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured and sent to New York on drug-related charges.

Gordon will return to court on 6 June.

Last month BUSY SIGNAL released his highly regarded new album Reggae Music Again through VP Records.