Swedish police find drugs and stun gun on Justin Bieber bus
Police have no suspects after search of empty tour bus
Justin Bieber in concert at Dublin’s O2 in February. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES
Swedish police said today they had found drugs on teen idol Justin Bieber’s tour bus in Stockholm, but had no suspects and were unlikely to pursue the case further.
A police officer on crowd duty smelled marijuana on an empty tour bus outside the hotel where Bieber was staying just before his concert in the capital on Wednesday night, police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.
Police searched the empty bus after it had taken 10 to 15 individuals to the concert venue.
“The police went onto the bus and searched it and found a small amount of narcotics,” Mr Lindgren said. “We don’t know who had the drugs or who smoked them, so it will be hard to link them with any individual.”
The drugs have been sent for analysis and Lindgren said the police did not plan further action unless they got more information.
Police spokesman Lars Bystrom said a stun was also found when officers raided the bus parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where
Bieber was performing yesterday.
Bieber got into trouble earlier this month after a museum dedicated to Anne Frank said the 19-year-old had written that he hoped the young Holocaust victim would have been a “belieber”, the word used by his fans to describe themselves.
Anne Frank, who died aged 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, is one of the best-known Jewish victims of the Holocaust due to her diary.