The new conditions include a $300,000 USD bond secured by the Miami-Dade County home of Stephen Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.
A security company also must put up a separate $25,000 bond which keeps Buju whose real name is Mark Myrie, on around-the-clock house arrest at his condominium inTamarac, fit him with a GPS monitor and install new locks and an alarm system at his home.
It was also revealed that, Buju would not get the keys or the alarm code. U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli said the reggae artiste might not make bail before trial. That’s because prosecutors plan to appeal the bail conditions, and an immigration judge still would have to consider whether to lift a hold on the native of Jamaica.
Banton, 37, is charged with trying to buy 5 kilograms, or 11 pounds, of cocaine. His first trial ended in a mistrial in September.