First his officers searched Buju Banton’s hotel room; then Commissioner shows up for photo shoot and apologize


Trinidad and Tobago’s Police Commissioner Gary Griffith met with Buju Banton Saturday evening, after Banton posted a video, which went viral, about police officers searching his hotel room.

Griffith told the artiste, who is in Trinidad for today’s I am Legend concert, that he was there to give an assurance that he and members of his team will not have any further interferences in the lead up to the show.

The Commissioner said he is aware of the embarrassment, anxiety and inconvenience the search executed by officers had on Banton and his team, but noted “this was not at all a personal attack on Buju Banton or his team.”

Griffith gave Buju Banton a further assurance that he will do all within his power to ensure the rest of his stay in Trinidad remains peaceful and incident free.

In addressing the actual search of the Reggae Artiste’s room, the Commissioner explained that the Organized Crime and Intelligence Unit received certain information; and as a result they executed a search warrant at the room.

“The CoP is aware that if intelligence is received officers must act, but nothing illegal was found.”