Dancehall artiste Flippa Moggela found guilty of drug charges in the US
Thirty-seven-year-old Jamaican dancehall DJ, Flippa Moggela, has been convicted for his role in an international drug ring that involved the shipping of cocaine between the US states of California and New Jersey.
Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that the artiste, whose given name is Andrew Davis, was found guilty on charges of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering and second-degree conspiracy.
Thirty-four-year-old American Marsha Bernard who was accused of distributing drugs for the ring in New Jersey was also convicted yesterday in the seven-week trial.
The two face up to 20 years in prison.
The US attorney said the artiste used the US Mail and other parcel delivery services to ship multiple kilograms of cocaine from California into New Jersey.
He says the conviction sends a powerful message to drug traffickers that they will be tracked down and brought to justice.
New Jersey prosecutors say the Jamaican DJ ran the drug operation along with two other brothers, Kemar and Roger, who have pleaded guilty on separate drug charges.