Jamaican DJ Busy Signal Arrested On Old Drug Charges, False Identification


By Carter Maness

Busy Signal, a Jamaican DJ best known for the dancehall tracks "These Are The Days" and "Step Out," has reportedly been arrested on a U.S. extradition warrant.

The warrant is apparently the result of a decade-old charge for drug conspiracy in the state of Minnesota. The arrest of the 33-year-old took place May 21 at at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica's capital, after Signal, real name Glendale Goshia Gordon, had just arrived from London after playing shows in both Paris and Amsterdam.

The original arrest of Gordon was for traveling using false identification documents. Police claimed that his passport listed his name was Reanno Devon Gordon, which led to his detention as a fugitive for the decade-old drug-related warrant.

The warrant includes charges for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, three counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine (level 4) and a possession charge with intent to distribute. The level 4 distinction indicates that the accused planned to distributed no less than five kilograms of cocaine.

According to the Associated Press, Busy's first appearance in court is schedule for this Thursday (May 24). He will appear at the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate court in Kingston.