Paris bust for dope outside Cup match

2010-07-03 00:00

PORT ELIZABETH — American socialite Paris Hilton was arrested at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium after she was allegedly caught smoking dagga.

She arrived at the special World Cup court after 11 pm last night, accompanied by a police convoy of 10 vehicles

Apparently she had the munchies. For the first time in the history of the court, an accused ordered seven pizzas and cool drinks.

The food was delivered to Hilton and her entourage at court.

Hilton was yesterday one of the more than 40 000 spectators who attended the quarter-final match between Brazil and the Netherlands.

According to an informed police source, a female police officer spotted Hilton smoking a joint in the parking lot outside the stadium.

“She threw it away when she saw the police officer. Officials confronted her before they realised it was Hilton,” the source said.

It is believed that she was not on the list of VIPs expected to attend the match and caught police off guard.

Hilton was reportedly arrested at the stadium and was held at a Port Elizabeth police station from 7.30 pm.

Media were shown away and had to wait outside the gates for the hotel heiress.

According to witnesses, she was driven through the station’s gates in a black BMW and was taken to court in a black Mercedez-Benz bus. The World Cup courts are usually open until 11 pm for football-related crimes.

The case against her, however, only began around 11 pm. National police spokesperson Brigadier Sally de Beer did not want to confirm any facts for to legal reasons until Hilton had appeared in court.

According to Elizabeth Giliomee, a Bay resident who sat next to her in a stadium box, Hilton was very calm and even posed for fan photos during the first 10 minutes of arriving in her box. Spectators surrounding Hilton were later asked not to take any further photographs.

Earlier on Twitter she wrote: “What a match! I love South Africa.”

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