The Criminal Investigation Branch, CIB is investigating reports that the Department of Correctional Services has discovered a plot to murder incarcerated dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel.

Speaking with our news center this afternoon, CIB Head, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell says his unit is investigating.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell, speaking with Nationwide News.

The Correctional Services has declined to comment publicly on the issue since reports surfaced in the media last Friday that two inmates were implicated in the alleged plot to kill Kartel.

On Friday, Head of the Kingston West Police, Senior Superintendent, Steve McGregor, responded to the reports of the murder plot by describing them as untrue.

On Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds also stated that no report of the alleged plot was made to the Constabulary Force.

But Nationwide News disclosed yesterday official correspondence from the Correctional Services which stated that its investigations had revealed that an inmate had smuggled a ratchet knife into the prison in order to kill Kartel.

The correspondence also revealed that the Correctional Services had reported the matter to the Denham Town Police from last week Friday.