Paris Hilton caught with cannabis

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 July 2010
Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton was reportedly held by police for cannabis possession at Figari airport on the French island of Corsica on Friday (16.07.10)

Paris Hilton was held by police for cannabis possession on Friday (16.07.10).

The hotel heiress was stopped by officers as she landed on the French island of Corsica by private jet after flying in from Paris.

Customs officers with sniffer dogs approached the blonde beauty as she arrived at the airport and reportedly found less than a gram of marijuana in her purse.

Paris was eventually released without charge.

An officer at Corsica's Figari airport said: "We held her for 45 minutes and had strong words."

However, the 29-year-old socialite has denied she was stopped by officers, writing on her twitter page: "Just to put an end to these rumors. The stories saying I have been arrested are completely false! I am having the best vacation of my life! What an amazing summer! I feel so blessed and grateful for everything. I Love Life!! :) Now let's move on and everyone focus and enjoy their own summer time! Love you guys! Xo Paris. (sic)"

This latest incident comes just weeks after Paris was arrested on suspected possession of marijuana while in South Africa watching the soccer World Cup.

All charges against Paris were eventually dropped after her friend, freelance photographer Jennifer Rovero, said the cannabis was hers.

Rovero, who accompanied Paris to South Africa, accepted the charge and was sentenced to a 1,000 rand fine.

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