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Snoop Dogg busted in Norway with marijuana, cash

The Associated Press, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 6:21am (PDT)
  • OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwegian media are reporting that Snoop Dogg was briefly detained in Norway after entering the country with marijuana and a large amount of cash.

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    Customs officials decline to confirm the report, saying only that an American artist entered Norway with a small amount of marijuana that was detected by a sniffer dog. Norwegian law prevents law enforcement officials from naming suspects.

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    A customs officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said Thursday that the artist was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was subsequently fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) for the violations.

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    Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform Thursday at a musical festival in the town of Kristiansand in southern Norway.

    The rapper, whose name is Calvin Broadus, has a record of multiple arrests for marijuana possession.

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