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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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61.

News Flash     

I mistook him for Trayvon with the hoodie.

234 days ago
62.

Mortimer Berford    

It is very hard for me to drum up any sympathy for this little terd. Maybe he now feels what it is like to be messed with and will stop being such an irritant to everyone around him. I hope the cops keep giving him the 'Blue Light Special' until he decides to behave.

234 days ago
63.

Crabby    

too bad the plane didnt crash and everyone on board but him and his loser father lived

234 days ago
64.

SagenOnion    

As much as I dislike Bieber, CBP are a bunch of wankers. I have been sent to secondary inspection numerous times for a DUI 26 years ago. These guys are pathetic, but seeing them walk around with a gun on one hip and a date stamping machine on the other is priceless.

234 days ago
65.

Bigvai     

Again success

234 days ago
66.

Jan    

Good for customs. I hope he fears screwing up this weekend.

234 days ago
67.

Brian    

Next time they should plant some heroine on his plane and bust him. That would be funny.

234 days ago
68.

smorbie    

Everybody always smells weed, but they never seem to find any. He must smoke it so much it seeps through his pores. I bet he stinks.

234 days ago
69.

chaozz    

Wow what a great way to blow tax payer money. STUPID

234 days ago
70.

Sid    

Is it just me or is Harv obsessed with Biebs? C'mon Harv get some stones and ask the guy out!

234 days ago
71.

Jazzi    

This Bieber buffoon seems to think that being a badass is brilliant and becoming! Seems like he is enjoying being at the forefront of the news. Its all a game to him. He is untouchable, or at least so he thinks. This is very sad, because if continues to suck face with these lame arse friends of his, including his no good father, he is headed straight for the slammer or even worse, then G*d help him then!

234 days ago
72.

Mike    

Go back to Oh KanadA

234 days ago
73.

en Todo Momento!!    

justine bieber learned singing from luciano pavarotti and dancing from mikyal baryshnikov. LEAVE JUSTINE ALONE! xDD he's better than all of you! xD

234 days ago
74.

Mike    

Send him back to Oh Kanada

234 days ago
75.

Lisa    

I am rooting for him to stop his nonsense and go back to that innocent guy we all fell in love with. Hopefully all this hassle and charges will be a wake up call for him. His dad needs to stop being part of his entourage and set him straight.

234 days ago
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