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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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46.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Yawns.

180 days ago
47.

Buggs-Bunny    

Justin you are going down a very VERY dark path. Addiction, if it doesn't kill you, will destroy your life and hurt those closest to you. All those stars who died from "accidental overdoses" don't get a second chance. Count your blessings and wake up before it's too late.

180 days ago
48.

Factual    

That right, "The search turned up NOTHING!! Now STFU!!

180 days ago
49.

HumanNature    

ROTFLMAO


"AFFLUENZA" JACKASS!!!!!

180 days ago
50.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

How do you like that "thug life" now you little worm?

180 days ago
51.

EastCoastChopper    

Canadian Customs are every bit - if not more - of a bunch of pr!cks on the arrivals side... so fekoff eh!

180 days ago
52.

cincy45202    

Hold the little bastard until after the Superbowl.

180 days ago
53.

Ron    

Hey people. Can I ask a serious question without being attacked? Ok here goes. I heard that males wearing their pants down real low is an expression of swagger or swag BUT I've also heard that it originated in prison as a sign to the other inmates that he is a bottom & open for business. Is that true?

180 days ago
54.

notalawyer    

GANGSTA!

180 days ago
55.

Yurra Knutz    

I call subterfuge!
Better have your crew check for bugs kid.

180 days ago
56.

StevenB    

Beiber may just may find it harder to get into other countries now, too. Once you are flagged by Homeland Security, you are flagged by everyone we share such information with and some countries are much stricter. Good luck trying to get into some SE Asian countries in particular.

180 days ago
57.

Alia    

hahahahahahha please send him back to Canada

180 days ago
58.

News Flash     

I'll bet he's not cusing them lol

180 days ago
59.

Really    

That's a good start!

180 days ago
60.

Filipe Harlow    

I wonder wtf happened to him. He used to be a nice guy and now he is nothing but a elf destructive DB. Seriously, is it too much money, too much fame, drugs? What is the deal? His parents should get him some professional help before he ends up just like many other celebrities that died to young

180 days ago
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