Snoop Dogg Banned From Norway After Being Caught With Marijuana.
- Updated: July 28, 2012
American rapper Snoop Dogg has been banned from entering Norway for the next two years.The ban comes on the heels of the rapper’s arrest in June of 2012, as he attempted to enter the country with a small amount of marijuana.
Authorities found eight grams of marijuana on Snoop, who was arrested at the airport and fined over the incident.As a result, officials have barred him from entering Norway for the next two years.
Holger Hagesaeter, the star’s legal representative in Norway, said that his client “can live with the decision” and has no immediate plans to appeal.Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was on his way to a music festival in southern Norway in June when sniffer dogs detected 0.3oz (8g) of marijuana in his luggage.
He was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was fined 52,000 kroner (£5,500) after admitting the two offences, the lawyer said.
In 2006, Snoop Dogg and his entourage were involved in a massive brawl with airport officials in Heathrow Airport in London.Snoop Dogg later won the case after surveillance footage was produced that proved police were the aggressors, vindicating him in the incident.
In April of 2007 Australian officials banned Snoop from the country due to his criminal record, although they eventually reversed the decision and issued Snoop a work visa.