Portmore Empire boss Vybz Kartel was this evening slapped with a murder charge just days after he was picked up by cops in Kingston.

Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, along with three men was arrested at a small hotel in Kingston on Friday (September 30) and charge with illegal possession of Marijuana.

After extensive questioning, the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) slapped the deejay with three additional charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of firearm.

According to official police report, on July 11, 2011, Palmer, along with a group of men, conspire to murder Barrington Burton aka “Bossie”, a St. Catherine based businessman/promoter. Burton, 27, was shot and killed while standing with friends alongside Walkers Avenue in the Gregory Park area.

Reliable sources inside the police force told Urban Islandz that the deejay could be slapped with additional charges this week.

Vybz Kartel will appear in the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate court tomorrow for his preliminary hearing.