Police find drugs in Justin Bieber's tour bus

Justin Bieber performing. Photo/AP
Justin Bieber performing. Photo/AP

Swedish police say they found a "small amount" of drugs on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's tour bus while he was performing in Stockholm.

"We conducted a search of Justin Bieber's bus and found a small amount of drugs," Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystroem told AFP.

Police made the find during a raid of the empty bus, which was parked outside the Globen arena, where the 19-year-old singer was performing.

The officers in charge of security around the Grand Hotel where Bieber was staying reported a strong odour of marijuana wafting from the bus before the singer and his entourage left for the concert venue.

They then contacted the Stockholm police drug squad, Bystroem said.

A source close to the situation told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet panic broke out in the Bieber camp when the raid was being carried out.

"Some dancers ran around shouting: 'No weed!' and another member of the team yelled "S-t! The stash," said the source.

The police said it was unlikely any arrests would be made. "We have no suspect," Bystroem said, adding the drugs were currently being analysed.

An electric stun gun that requires a special permit in Sweden was also seized.

Bieber made headlines earlier this year when he was photographed smoking a joint.

Before coming to Stockholm, Bieber played to sold-out venues in Norway and Denmark, but the teen idol's European tour has been marred by controversy.

Earlier this month, Amsterdam's Anne Frank museum defended Bieber amid a furore over his comments that he hoped the Jewish teenager who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp would have been a fan.

And in Germany, animal rights activists asked him to apologise for bringing a 14-week-old capuchin monkey into the country without the proper paperwork.

- AFP

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