Flamboyant Jamaican dancehall deejay, Flippa Mafia, was today convicted in the US state of New Jersey, for running a drug ring that used the US postal service to ship cocaine from California to New Jersey.
Flippa Mafia, whose given name is Andrew Davis, was found guilty of drug distribution charges.
New Jersey prosecutors say he and his brother, Kemar Davis, of Hollywood, California, ran the drug operation.
Kemar Davis pleaded guilty in September and another brother, Roger Davis, of Roslyn, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to drug possession charges.
Investigators say Flippa Mafia, dancehall’s self styled ‘Flossing King’, directed the ring from both New Jersey and Jamaica.
They say he directed Kemar Davis and others to ship hundreds of kilogrammes of cocaine from California to New Jersey, where it was then distributed to dealers.
He was convicted after a seven-week trial.
In the course of the investigation, dubbed “Operation Next Day Air”, detectives seized more than 26 kilogrammes of cocaine, worth nearly USD$1-million, two handguns, and more than USD$500,000 in cash.
In an interview with Entertainment Report in April, 2013, Flippa Mafia spoke about his lavish lifestyle, which he claimed was financed by his music career and a nightclub he operated in Philadelphia.
Flippa Mafia also noted then that he drove the hottest pair of cars in Jamaica.
Flippa Mafia, speaking on Entertainment Report in April, 2013.
He’s to return to court for sentencing in January.