March 05, 2010
COPS RUN IN ON GAZA STUDIO
• Several Gaza men taken in
The Havendale studio complex operated by self-proclaimed Gaza president, Vybz Kartel was the scene of intense activity Thursday as police unexpectedly swooped down and cordoned off the area.
The cops, who arrived in trucks and cars, rounded up a number of men, including Portmore Empire young act, Popcaan. Vybz Kartel, however although he reportedly at the Kirk Avenue facility – also known as Gaza studio – at the time of the raid, was not numbered among the detainees.
“Is about 3:00 pm a portion of police run in, but the Gaza studio never populated as it usually is. Is like some man did expect say some things did a go gwaan so them just tek weh themselves,” a source told Chat!
Persons theorize that the cops’ presence at the studio was somehow related to a shooting, which took place outside the Big Yard on mannings hill road on Tuesday evening in which one man was murdered.
Early reports had indicated that Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer had also been held for questioning, but it was later revealed that this was not so.
Popcaan had this week releases a song bashing former Empire member, Blak Ryno and calling him a “sell-out”.
Ryno, since announcing his departure from the Portmore Empire has had his house in Waterford, St. Catherine shot up and an apartment, which he rented on Winchester Road in the Corporate Area, was stoned and subsequently firebombed in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The deejay, whose given name is Romane Anderson was not home at the time of the blaze.
Earlier this week, a police source told Chat! that Kartel was being investigated based on some of the reports coming out of the Portmore Empire. Chat! was unable to ascertain whether or not Thursday’s raid on Gaza studio was related to this investigation.
SOURCE: WEEK EN’CHAT NEWS PAPER