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No escape for Vybz Kartel

Cops dispel rumour that deejay and seven others stage prison break

Jamaica Observer

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | 8:07 AM    

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POLICE have thrown cold water on claims that embattled Deejay Vybz Kartel has escaped from the New Horizon Adult Remand Centre early this morning.

Reports have gone viral on the internet and on social networks that the Deejay and seven other inmates held guards hostage at gunpoint minutes after 1:00 am and stole uniforms and a vehicle belonging to the Correctional Services Department before escaping.

The police have also dispelled rumours that a guard died from a heart attack and 12 others were injured.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green told the Observer early this morning that he had no knowledge of the reported jail break.

"I know nothing about that. If that had taken place I would would certainly have known," Green said.

Police at Denham Town Police station, the closest police station to the remand centre were also unaware of the reports as was the Constabulary Communication Network who also claimed ignorance of any jail break.

"It may be an attempt by his cronies to keep him in the news but they don't need to spread rumours to do that because he will be in the news for quite some time," one cop told the Observer.

Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, is facing two murder charges, conspiracy to murder, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of ganja charges.

He was arrested on October 1 and has repeatedly been denied bail when he appeared in court.

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