Things are getting from bad to worse for embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer,who must now contemplate the loss of several highly-prized valuables as he remains incarcerated on murder charges.
According to media reports, law enforcement officials seized many of Kartel’s assets in light of his September 2011 arrest and subsequent murder charges in October. The seizures took place shortly after the arrest and following the approval of the newly passed Proceeds of Crime Act which allows police and other law enforcement personnel to confiscate someone’s property if there are discrepancies in the acquisition of said property by citizens. Once that transpires, the person whose assets are seized will have to show evidence that they acquired those valuables legally.
Among the items taken during the recent seizure include his highly-touted 2010 Mercedes Benz S-Class which is worth over JA$20 million, a laptop containing music-related projects and documentation regarding properties that he owns. Each of these valuables are now stored at the Police Commissioner’s Office in St. Andrew.