11:31 AM PT -- Cayman cops deny the bribery allegations, telling us, "Our officers categorically deny the bribery related allegation which has been made against them by Ms. Hadid. However, we invite Ms. Hadid to make a formal complaint to our Professional Standards Unit so that they can independently review the case in order to determine if there is any evidence to support her allegation."
10:33 AM PT -- A source close to Gigi Hadid tells us the weed discovered wasn't in her personal bag, it was found in a bag of one of the people she was traveling with ... but because the plane was in her name, all of the contents became her responsibility.
The source tells us officials allegedly wanted to be paid off, but Gigi refused, instead opting for the legal ramifications. We're told Gigi does have a medical card, but it wasn't considered valid in the Cayman Islands.
Gigi Hadidwas arrested and charged with possessing pot and drug paraphernalia after she flew to the Cayman Islands from the U.S. last week, TMZ has confirmed.
The model touched down in a private jet at Owen Roberts International Airport July 10 and went through customs with her luggage.
Customs & Border Control agents put her bags through a scanner and searched them by hand, finding a small amount of weed and smoking utensils.
Although CBC determined the ganja was for personal use only, Gigi and her traveling companion were arrested on charges of importation of marijuana and importation of utensils to smoke the cannabis.
She was processed at the Royal Cayman Islands Detention Center, where she arranged for bail and was later released pending prosecution of her case.