Supermodel Gigi Hadid Arrested In Cayman Islands

Gigi Hadid seen out in Manhattan on July 12, 2016 in New York City.
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Supermodel Gigi Hadid was arrested on possession of marijuana on July 10 during her summer vacation in the Cayman Islands before being released on bail and pleading guilty.

The 28-year-old model traveled with friends via private plane to the island, landing at Owen Roberts International Airport where customs authorities allegedly found “ganja and utensils used for the consumption of ganja” in their suitcases, the Cayman Marl Road reported.

She was arrested on “suspicion Importation of Ganja and Importation of Utensils used for the consumption of ganja,” the outlet noted.

Hadid and her friend were then transported to a Prisoner Detention Center, before being released on bail. On July 12, Gigi and one of her friends appeared in court and pleaded guilty. Both were fined $1,000.

A representative for the supermodel told E! News that, “Gigi was traveling with marijuana purchased legally in NYC with a medical license.”

“It has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017,” the representative added. “Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island.”

Medical marijuana is legal in Grand Cayman, Vanity Fair noted, but entering or exiting the country while in possession of marijuana is prohibited, even with a prescription. Limited usage of CBD oil has been allowed for medical purposes since 2016, the Daily Mail noted.


The Victoria’s Secret model appears to have not let her legal entanglement ruin her trip as she’s since posted numerous photos on Instagram of her tropical getaway.

She even appeared to hint at the trouble she found on the island upon arrival in one Tuesday post. She captioned her post of island pics, “All’s well that ends well.”

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