Paris Hilton, an American socialite, heiress, media personality, model, singer, songwriter, author, fashion designer and actress, was arrested and was detained shortly on the French Island of Corsica.
According to the police sources, the multi-millionaire was caught with less than a gram of cannabis, popularly known as marijuana, in her handbag.
She was detained after her arrival at the Figari airport in Corsica, aboard a private jet from Paris last Friday.
Hilton was travelling on the private jet with “people close to power in Malaysia”, and was due to travel by yacht to the luxury resort of Porto Cervo in Sardinia, Italy, according to Corse-Matin newspaper,
“She was searched in a secure area of the airport police station and an amount of cannabis that weighed less than a gramme, was found in her handbag.
“Due to the small amount of the substance, she was cautioned to not travel with drugs then released within an hour with no criminal charges.
“The drug was confiscated and destroyed.”
The incident is the American’s second brush with the law this month.
The 29-year-old was arrested during the World Cup in South Africa after a friend she was with took a joint to the Brazil-Netherlands quarter-final match in Port Elizabeth.
A darling of the tabloids, Hilton, the great-granddaughter of the Hilton hotel chain’s founder, shot to fame in 2003 when her boyfriend leaked a video of their sexual escapades on the Internet.