Vybz Kartel may have cooperated with police and played informant for his own benefit.
The dancehall star, who was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month, informed police of the whereabouts of several wanted men in Jamaica and helped them recover 17 illegal firearms in hopes of shaving off time from his sentence, the Jamaica Observer reports.
“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped,” a police source told the Observer.
Kartel, real name Adidja Azim Palmer, received the life-long prison sentence after being convicted of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams .
The Kingston native is currently in a maximum security section of the New Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston.