Since being arrested earlier this year in the United States, there are still uncertainties about the whereabouts of Andrew ‘Flippa Mafia’ Davis or if he will be deported to Jamaica in the near future.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, 31-year-old Davis has been released since April 9, 2010.
An ICE detainer, according to the Immigration Policy Center website immigrationpolicy.org, is a “tool used by ICE and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to identify potentially deportable individuals who are housed in jails or prisons nationwide.
An immigration detainer is an official request from ICE to another law enforcement agency (LEA) – such as a state or local jail – that the LEA notify ICE prior to releasing an individual from local custody so that ICE can arrange to take over custody.”
Meanwhile, sources close to Davis said they have not spoken to him but they have heard that the artiste is currently in prison in Philadelphia, United States. There are also speculations that he is in witness protection. There were also other theories that he was in a Philadelphia prison on a different charge.
Davis, who is known for songs such as Dem Yah and Unfinished House, was arrested on March 16, after trying to enter the United States on a boat from the Bahamas with the assistance of two men in March. He was held as a prosecution witness against the men, Julio Santiesteban and Armando Amat, who were charged with encouraging and inducing an alien to enter or reside in the United States.
The deejay later appeared before the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida on April 2 but was dismissed as a material witness.
In late April, when THE STAR contacted Nicole Navas, public affairs specialist/spokesperson at ICE, she said that the deejay was in the custody of the ICE but she would not disclose further information. Prior to that interview, she said he was charged with violation of US Immigration law and was facing immigration removal proceedings.