Kingston Jamaica: ENTERTAINER Busy Signal has waived his rights to an extradition hearing in Jamaica and will go directly to the United States, his attorney KD Knight said this afternoon.
Busy will answer a charge of absconding bail.
Knight said that because no extradition papers have been sent, his client cannot be tried on drug charges.
Busy was arrested on a provisional warrant for absconding bail.
If he is tried on the drug charges, it would be a breach of the extradition treaty, Knight said.
The popular entertainer, real name Glendale Goshia Gordon, was arrested Monday by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston as he disembarked a flight after being deported from the United Kingdom.
The Americans have accused Busy, who was a resident alien, of fleeing that country in 2002 before he could be sentenced on a cocaine charge in October that year