KINGSTON, Jamaica - Dancehall artiste Adijah Palmer also known as Vybz Kartel has been charged with illegal possession of ganja.

The artiste was taken into police custody Vybz Kartel was picked up by cops at a small hotel in New Kingston last night during a major operation by the Flying Squad at a small hotel in Kingston.

Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell, said a woman and two other men were also arrested.

The three have also been charged with illegal possession of marijuana.

POLICE sources have indicated that Deejay Vybz Kartel is being questioned in relation to a body that was found in a house reportedly owned by him in Havendale, St Andrew.

"The body was partially burnt and was decomposing. A section of the premises was also burnt," the source said. - jamaicanobserver

Update: Charges now involve murder