Supermodel Gigi Hadid arrested in Cayman Islands over marijuana possession

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid. Photo: IANS

Los Angeles: Supermodel Gigi Hadid has been freed following her arrest for marijuana possession in the Cayman Islands during a vacation with her friends. The incident took place on July 10 as she was departing from the Owen Roberts International Airport, as reported by

According to local outlet Cayman Marl Road, shortly after Hadid and her friend arrived on a private plane, Customs officials allegedly found "marijuana and equipment used for its consumption" in their luggage.

Hadid and her friend were subsequently arrested, the outlet reports, adding that they were taken to the Prisoner Detention Centre, from where they were released on bail.

Two days later, on July 12, Hadid and her pal were formally charged during a court appearance, where they pleaded guilty and were both fined $1,000, according to Cayman Marl Road. They are not facing any charges now.

"Gigi was travelling with marijuana that she purchased legally from NYC with a medical licence," her representative said. "It (marijuana) is also legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017. Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island."  
(With IANS inputs)

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