In what is being described as the biggest prison breakout in Jamaican history, Dancehall star Vybz Kartel has allegedly taken control of Horizon prison, holding officers at gunpoint while he and 7 other prisoners escaped.
Having been jailed on a murder charge of a promoter just weeks ago, Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is now the most wanted man in Jamaica. After giving chase, one prisoner was recaptured by police. At this time, Vybz is still at large.
Rap Ireland will bring updates from our contacts in Jamaica as they emerge.
UPDATE: It is believed 1 prison officer has died in the escape, with 2 shot and 12 injured.
UPDATE 13.39 GMT: Jamaican authorities are claiming that Vybz is still in captivity. No word from Kartel’s people.