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Justin Bieber

FLAGGED By Customs

Because of Criminal Charges

1/31/2014 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_barWe're told Bieber has just been released by Custom's officials ... after 5-hours of heavy grilling. 
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Justin Bieber
was flagged by U.S. Customs officials when he landed in New Jersey this afternoon because he has 2 pending criminal cases ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Bieber is still being grilled by Customs people ... after they searched his plane because they allegedly smelled weed.  The search turned up nothing. 

We're told -- as a result of the Patriot Act -- Customs officials have broad power to flag people coming in from another country when they have an active criminal case or a conviction.  Justin currently has an assault case in Canada and a DUI case in Miami Beach.

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Sources say Bieber is being "put through the grinder" right now by Customs folks.  As one source said, "Once you're flagged it's a grueling process to get in the country."

It's almost certain Justin will eventually be cleared to leave Teterboro Airport because both alleged offenses are minor.

As we first reported ... Justin flew there for the Super Bowl.

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bmwm369    

I say send the little d-bag to the chair anyway.

233 days ago
17.

mousetrap    

Yes, they are relatively minor charges. And he can get them behind himself pretty quick if he just does what he is told and stays out of trouble. Or he can pull a Lindsey Lohan and be a dumbass and keep on getting into trouble and drag it out for several years. I don't want to be too hard on this guy. He is super young and seems to have some bad influences around him. But one thing Justin needs to understand is that he is the one with the money and the one holding all the cards. He can kick all these people, including his parents, to the curb and go on with a righteous life, if he wants.

233 days ago
18.

The world is disgusting    

Anal search!!!

233 days ago
19.

Mr Barcliff    

JUstin , if I was him iid take a break, maybe 6 months from the public, buy the house away from people thats private and get my LIFE in order. Meaning decide who I want around and not, record some real personal songs about my experiences and just exercise and cleanse my mind. Stop going to strip clubs and industry events(no shows/tours) just relax for a period of time while making new songs for my next cd and come with a new image and vibe(more mature but, not to old)! If he doesnt, the bad press will tarnish his image to much, parents of the kids who buy his music will pull back, he has to take a break(4-6 months)! He cant win, they lie on him and yeah some of what he does is his fault but, not all. He needs a break because dude seems stressed and unhappy, fame/$ can be worse than being poor!!!LGNM

233 days ago
20.

amanda    

Please for the love of all that is holy, let this be on an episode of Border Wars!

233 days ago
21.

bring back recent posts    

These border issues are going too follow him around the world now and he better pray no conviction on anything and get a absolute resolution down the road, but even then, these flags will never leave the system....what a hassle.

233 days ago
22.

gotyours    

Love it- i have had this issues while traveling to the US- for a past incident- i was put in a room interviewed and asked a million questions- i was finger printed and told i could pay like $100 for a temp wavier to enter the country- but also i could not return after my vacation with out a permeant wavier, which runs about $1000 and i am sure takes some time to process- sucks to be human eh Justin, sometime money can't buy you everything not he spot,

233 days ago
23.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Did this yahoo piss off the illuminati or something.

233 days ago
24.

Woot    

Oh come on... can't we just shove him back over the border for good? Better yet, make it a crime anywhere in the world to utter his name?

233 days ago
25.

Chance223    

Justine is having a tantrum about now.

233 days ago
26.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Put through the grinder as in signing autographs for all the employee's that is currently working the shift and taking pictures with the Customs agent in the back room while tossing up deuces and/or the West Coast hand sign.

233 days ago
27.

SweetMaryKane    

I think you mean smelled rather than smelling.

233 days ago
28.

Gullible    

Ummmm not that I would ever say I told you so but I think I told y.............. s.......

233 days ago
29.

all about the money    

Get the clue kid...you are not wanted. Neon light is on you and the majority of the people are just waiting for you to fail. Right now you are tumbling down the hill to the applause of the world. Not a good spot to be in. You need major PR work and a life style change. Or disapear for a few years then start a come back if even possible. Enjoy the body cavity search.

233 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

My money is on some retard Custom's Agent will post a pix of them on the net in a few weeks and probably on their Facebook page and there will be an "internal investigation" outcome.

233 days ago
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