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Snoop Dogg busted for pot in Norway

Snoop Dogg poses on arrival for the Los

Snoop Dogg poses on arrival for the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Marley', a film by Kevin MacDonald, in Hollywood, California. The definitive life story of Bob Marley opens nationwide in the U.S. on April 20. (April 17, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Norwegian media are reporting that Snoop Dogg was briefly detained in Norway after entering the country with marijuana and a large amount of cash.

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.

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.

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

The rapper, whose name is Calvin Broadus, has in the past been arrested on marijuana possession.
 

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