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World Cirque du Soleil founder held in Tahiti in marijuana case

01:01  14 november  2019
01:01  14 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A Canadian entrepreneur and co- founder of the circus show Cirque du Soleil has been taken into custody in French Polynesia over claims of cannabis cultivation, according to his company. WATCH LIVE: Public hearings held in Trump impeachment inquiry.

GUY LALIBERTE. The Cirque du Soleil founder speaks onstage at an event in Hollywood, California in 2011. The entrepreneur has recently been detained for 'growing cannabis.' PAPEETE, France – The billionaire founder of global acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil , Guy Laliberte, has been detained

and owner of the private island of Nukutepipi, in the French Polynesia archipelago of Tuamotu. © Mike LEYRAL / AFP and owner of the private island of Nukutepipi, in the French Polynesia archipelago of Tuamotu. The founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil has been detained in French Polynesia in a drug-trafficking investigation.

A French police official told The Associated Press that Guy Laliberte is expected to appear before a judge Wednesday in the territory’s capital of Papeete, on the island of Tahiti.

His detention also was confirmed by Lune Rouge, a Montreal-based company headed by Laliberte. It said Laliberte is being questioned about cannabis grown for personal use on his private island of Nukutepipi.

The company says Laliberte is a medical marijuana user, but he “categorically denies” involvement in the sale or trafficking of controlled substances.

Local broadcaster Polynesie 1 says police detained a person close to Laliberte recently for drug possession and found photos of cannabis plantations in the person’s cellphone.

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