Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Bieber ‘questioned by customs officials’

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is reportedly being questioned by agents at LAX.

The Canadian pop star’s Singapore Air flight from Tokyo landed at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time Thursday.

But X17online reports the 20-year-old hit a snag upon his arrival and was questioned by US customs officials.

According to the outlet, Justin’s entourage was waiting outside of the international terminal at LAX while he was “stuck inside”, and was still being questioned as of 3:15 p.m. despite all other passengers from the flight having cleared customs.

"I have no idea what's going on in there -- we're just waiting. But it's been more than an hour and a half now..." one of the star’s bodyguards reportedly told an X17 photographer.

It was unclear at press time why Justin was apparently being delayed.

It’s not the first time he’s been questioned at LAX.

The outlet reports in November Justin’s private plane was searched by agents after he returned to the US from South America.

And in April of last year, his tour bus was raided by police in Sweden. Authorities found what they called a “small amount” of what appeared to be marijuana in the search.

Justin also has several legal cases pending in the US and his native Canada.

He faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license stemming from an incident in Miami, Florida in January, and is scheduled to face a judge in the case on July 7.

He also being sued in Miami amid allegations he ordered his bodyguard to assault a photographer.

And in Los Angeles, he’s accused of causing $20,000 in damage to his neighbour’s home by allegedly pelting it with eggs.

Recent reports suggested the star’s lawyers were working on a deal in that case.

Justin also faces allegations of assault in Toronto, Canada, and last November he was charged with illegally spray-painting graffiti in Rio de Janeiro.

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