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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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76.

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.

181 days ago
77.

AwkwardCheerios    

You ignorant people are the problem not Justin. Y'all made Justin the way he is so clean up your mess and stop blaming innocent people. People can only take so much bullying before they snap and well look at Justin now. All Obama has to do or the government has to do is look at the comments on his music videos starting in 2009 until now and they'll realize why Justin is the way he is right now not hard to figure out why. Justin needs help not hate. If anyone should be sent away it should be the people who claim to hate Justin, send them to an island far away from us sane people who want society to get better.

181 days ago
78.

bill_leslie    

Finally the TSA/NSA/FedGov does something I approve of. Remember folks, its escalators up and elevators down and it looks like this party is just getting started.

181 days ago
79.

SagenOnion    

US paranoia about marijuana is so old. The jails are full of poor suckers caught with amounts that are legal in civilized countries. Try clamping down on the idiots buying guns instead of the idiots buying weed FFS.

181 days ago
80.

Jordan    

C'Mon Son! You know where they put it!?!? He shoved it straight up his A** Once he saw officials waiting for him on the runway

181 days ago
81.

micbri    

He be building up his street cred. Give me a break-the kid is a cupcake.

181 days ago
82.

Jim    

Welcome to the USofA. And EVERY SINGLE TIME you enter OUR COUNTRY, you're going to wish you didn't live here. Hopefully, you'll get the hint and LEAVE.

181 days ago
83.

Simone    

Now he will get stopped at every place he goes to, FABULOUS!

181 days ago
84.

Crzym1nky    

Identity crisis. We all go through it. Jail or rehab is where it'll end. It's like watching a Spanish soap opera with the slapping, drama, and who knows.... Maybe someone will end up...

181 days ago
85.

Lil-za    

Bieber dropped out of school at age14 , his frontal lobe is still growing and it's "empty" how can anyone expect him to be civil and educated about anything? Be fair guys he's illiterate!

181 days ago
86.

Jim    

FREE DA BEEBS!

181 days ago
87.

PokerStar    

Justin put himself in the jackpot by acting they way he has lately. The heat is on now son. Better look both ways before crossing the street now, you've got the US on yo back now.

181 days ago
88.

Ummmm    

Hahaha serves that little brat right

181 days ago
89.

Kate    

He's lucky if they let him in (and they will 'cause he's on a private plane)...I'm Canadian and I've known friends turned away for decades-old pot or minor theft convictions.

181 days ago
90.

Lil-za    

Bieber reminds me of Janis joplin, she never saw 30, ill bet a cup of soup he won't make 28

181 days ago
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