NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Justin Bieber landed more unflattering headlines right in the Tri-State Area Friday, as customs and other officers boarded his chartered plane — smelling what they thought might be marijuana.
As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, the pop star had to park it at Teterboro Airport Friday afternoon and be questioned while investigators searched the jet’s cabin for drugs.
An investigation dragged on for most of the afternoon and evening Friday, but ultimately, nothing was found. Bieber was on the plane along with his father and several friends, according to published reports.
Bieber’s plane left the airport around 8:55 p.m., reportedly without him.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to comment on the incident.
“While we are not at liberty to discuss an individual’s processing due to the Privacy Act, our CBP officers are charged with enforcing not only immigration and customs laws, but they also enforce over 400 laws for 40 other agencies and have stopped thousands of violators of U.S. law,” the agency said in a statement.
The agency said anyone trying to enter the United States must “overcome ALL grounds of inadmissibility.”
Beiber, 19, is reportedly in town to head to the Super Bowl. He leased the plane and does not own it, sources said.