The Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, has revealed that a green notice has been issued by Interpol against dancehall entertainer, Popcaan.

The notice was initially issued seven years ago. The police say the government of Jamaica did not issue a stop order against Popcaan.

Instead, the global policing body issued the notice against the deejay following separate marijuana and cocaine charges out of Barbados.

In a statement this afternoon, the JCF says Popcaan – who’s given name is Andre Sutherland – was convicted in 2009 in Barbados for possession of marijuana and subsequently deported to Jamaica.

The police say Popcaan was again arrested in Barbados in 2011 for Possession of Cocaine.

Popcaan’s status came to the attention of the public on Tuesday after he took to social media to claim he was detained by British immigration officials.

Popcaan claimed the detention was ordered by the Government of Jamaica.

Foreign affairs minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, in a tweet, denied the detention was ordered by the Government of Jamaica. She added that the entertainer was released.

The JCF says in addition to other intelligence, Interpol issued their green notice in 2015 and reconfirmed the notice in 2018.

According to the police, the green notice serves as an advisory of previous contact with law enforcement.