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Paris Hilton

Detained in Japan

Over Cocaine Case

9/21/2010 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Paris Hilton is a captive in a Japanese hotel tonight and can't enter the country ...  after being detained at the airport for hours over her guilty plea for cocaine possession.

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A source close to Paris tells us she flew to Japan on business and was questioned by immigration authorities as she got off the plane.  Immigration authorities are allowing Paris to stay at an airport hotel until the matter is resolved.  For her part, Paris hasn't decided whether to stay or leave.

Paris' rep tells TMZ, "Paris Hilton was delayed by immigration authorities at a Japanese airport this evening after arriving for business obligations planned many months earlier.  Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn't want to let down her brands and many Asian fans."

An employee at the Consulate-General of Japan in NYC tells TMZ ... Japan is strict about letting people into the country with recent drug convictions but these matters are handled "on a case by case basis."

Paris' rep added ... she will fulfill her contract but right now things are beyond her control.

We're told there was a conflict within the ranks of those who questioned Paris -- some of whom felt it was for show.


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91.

bruceben9    

so much jealousy and maybe envy from posters.

1391 days ago
92.

Dawn    

Maybe she will finally go to prison!

1391 days ago
93.

da    

No surprise about her getting arrested for coke, after all everybody have known for years that she loves to blow

1391 days ago
94.

Dee    

She is the daughter of the scion of one of America's wealthiest and most prominent families but her father married white trash from Whittier, CA. This is a lesson that you must be careful who you choose to be the mother of your children.

1391 days ago
95.

SandyBe    

Throw her ass in prison, her and Lindsey can be roommates.

1391 days ago
96.

PosterBoi    

This isn't news, we're just not used to other countries enforcing their immigration laws. Unlike the U.S., other countries are concerned about allowing law breakers, including illegal immigrants and suspicious people into their country.

We won't have any come here from Japan, because they don't give bail for drug possession. You stay in jail until your trial and then you go back to jail when you are found guilty. I know, it's a novel idea, but that's the way it works elsewhere.

1391 days ago
97.

gary    

in january 1980 paul mccartney got busted at japan customs for having marijuana he got 10 days in jail at the time even though it is said it was lindas weed

1391 days ago
98.

Loose Cannon    

It's not like she has an atom bomb in her purse.

1391 days ago
99.

TPF    

Keep that tramp, we don't want her in the United States anymore.
Send her somewhere where she can do her coke and get all the attention she can get. Maybe the Netherlands.

1391 days ago
100.

TEAMANISTON    

I am sick of the rich getting away with criminal acts. She should be behind bars after pleading GUILTY!

1391 days ago
101.

TPF    

Put her spoiled rotten ass in prison, they would have a good use for that tramp.

1391 days ago
102.

GEL    

("To deny entry to someone because thhey were convicted of possession of a very small amount of drugs, so small that they were not jailed is insane.")

This is truly getting funny. You can tell the age of some of the posters on here by what they write and how they write it. Japan DOES deny entry for this very thing...it's happened before. Velvet Revolver was denied entry, Gary Glitter...denied Entry, Paul & Linda McCartney...denied entry. This IS another country, they have their own set of rules they are allowed to play by...and it's a very strict set of rules at that. Don't like it...don't go there.

1391 days ago
103.

nicnak    

No sushi for you! lol

1391 days ago
104.

jjmom22    

I love how she is soooo smug in this picture....Yea, real funny that you have been arrested and are an addict...would love to see her in jail....

1391 days ago
105.

GEL    

("What amazes me is that she got off without having to take any manatory drug testing.") You don't know that she didn't have to have drug testing...that could very well by why she plead guilty and admitted it was hers.

1391 days ago
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