News

Australian officials threaten to arrest Justin Bieber

Australian officials threaten to arrest Justin Bieber

BIEBER THREATENED: The pop star angers Australian authorities. Photo: Associated Press

Justin Bieber was threatened with arrest by airport police when his entourage was detained in Australia on suspicion of drug offenses, according to a new report.

The singer and his associates were stopped by members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) after flying into Brisbane International Airport as part of the Baby star’s Believe world tour.

Two sniffer dogs reportedly targeted the group’s luggage, and one of Bieber’s crew, an unnamed 23-year-old man, was allegedly caught carrying cannabis. The traveler was ordered to appear in court to answer a charge of importing a border-controlled drug – named as cannabis – into the country.

An AFP spokeswoman confirmed the incident to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, and also revealed a 19-year-old male – later identified as Bieber – was given a verbal warning following a conversation with a female customs officer.

The newspaper reports the star refused to remove his hat and sunglasses during an inspection, and also allegedly made an insulting remark, prompting police to threatened him with arrest if he failed to curb his bad behavior.

The group was detained for around two hours, and Bieber, 19, was later released without charge.

The news is the latest blow for Bieber on his beleaguered Australian tour, during which he has been accused of leaving his young fans waiting for hours by showing up late for his gigs. He also incurred the wrath of the Gold Coast Mayor after he was caught spray-painting graffiti on a wall in the grounds of the hotel where he was staying.

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘How To Be Single’ feels the same while trying too hard to be different

22-overlay-9

"How to Be Single" makes a valiant attempt to send up rom-com clichés but it borrows so much from other, better movies that you start to wonder if the film’s title should be "How to Commit Larceny."

5 hours ago in Music

Springsteen promises to show his mind in autobiography

springsteen

Springsteen, 66, has been working on the autobiography, called "Born to Run," for seven years.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ producers face charges in Harrison Ford’s on-set accident

18-overlay-7

The "Indiana Jones" star broke his leg when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him during filming in 2014.

10 hours ago in Entertainment

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ headed for Broadway debut

mockingbird

Harper Lee's classic novel is coming to Broadway for the first time in a new stage version written by "West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin.