Reggae legend Luciano’s United States visa was cancelled leaving several of his fans angry after his US tour came to an halt.
Luciano was scheduled to perform at the Philadelphia Jerk Festival this weekend. His visa woes left promoters scrambling to find a last minute replacement. This is what the reggae singer wrote on his Facebook page.
“Greetings and Blessings to all my fans, promoters, family and friends who have been awaiting my arrival for performances right across the United States,” the singer said.
Luciano explained that law enforcement cancelled his visa and denied him entry into the United States because of a liquid substance found in his luggage that contain marijuana.
“I regret to announce that whilst crossing the border from Canada to into America by air on August 25th 2016, I underwent an abnormal interrogation during which my personal hand luggage was searched. During the search a mixture that I normally use as a herb medicine for my throat was found and after numerous tests was claimed to be illegal because it contained cannabis extracts. The herbal liquid was a very small amount (less than one gram), but as a result my visas were revoked and I was denied entry into the US.
I sincerely regret the inconvenience and disappointment that this will cause as I am also deeply devastated. Please pray for me while I face yet another major obstacle in my life.”
“In the meantime, we are pursuing all avenues to appeal and hopefully reverse the decision as soon as possible. Also, please note that this will not affect any bookings that I have in countries anywhere else in the world, apart from North America.”