Buju Banton 12 days closer to freedom

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In 12 days incarcerated entertainer Buju Banton will be a free man.

In October, Buju appointed a legal team to ensure that after his release on December 8, he will be sent back to Jamaica with minimal hassle and the least possible time spent in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The Gargamel is also not fighting his immigration status and has opted for voluntary deportation.

In January 2009, he was arrested at his home in Florida by Drug Enforcement Agents on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

His first trial ended in a mistrial and he was found guilty after a second trial and slapped with a 10-year sentence.

He had one month reduced from his sentence after prosecutors dropped a firearm possession charge against him.

At present, Buju is currently being held at the McRae Correctional Institute located in Georgia.

Following his release, Buju Banton’s first live appearance is slated to take place in Jamaica with a date and venue to be announced.