Last week, while on vacation in the Cayman Islands, supermodel Gigi Hadid was detained on a marijuana possession allegation, her representatives announced Tuesday.
According to a local source from the Cayman Marl Road, Hadid and her friend Leah Nicole McCarthy were halted by customs officials after landing in the islands by private plane on July 10.
According to the report, both travellers’ bags contained marijuana as well as instruments for using it during the luggage search. “The amounts were small and appeared to be for personal consumption.”
The Washington Post was informed by Hadid’s agent Ronde Coletta that the marijuana was legitimately obtained in New York City with a medical licence, and that Grand Cayman has permitted medicinal marijuana use since 2017.
That’s accurate. However, bringing cannabis into or out of the country is prohibited. McCarthy and Hadid were detained, then released on bond after being apprehended.
The Marl Road stated that two days later, they were charged with “suspicion of ganja importation and importation of utensils used for the consumption of ganja.” Although the two entered a guilty plea and paid a fine of nearly $1,200, there was no formal conviction, according to border officials.
In the week following her arrest, Hadid shared a series of photographs on Instagram showing her enjoying a beach and the water. Tuesday, she tweeted a picture with the comment, “All’s well that ends well.”
The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control said it would be providing more information on Tuesday in response to a request for comment from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.