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Oslo: 21-year-old arrested for violence against police

Oslo: 21-year-old arrested for violence against police

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for violence against the police outside a nightclub at Grünerløkka in Oslo on Friday night. 

Those involved were not harmed. 

“In general, we have received several reports about noise and commotion. 

“There are more people in the city center this week compared to before, so there is plenty to do for the police in the center of Oslo,” operations manager Rune Hekkelstrand at the Oslo Police District told newspaper VG.

Among other things, an 18-year-old has been arrested for disorderly conduct and insulting the police in Møllergata, Hekkelstrand added.

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Black congressional leader arrested in US voting rights rally

Black congressional leader arrested in US voting rights rally

Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Joyce Beatty was leading the protest inside the US Senate building.

A voting rights demonstration by Black women leaders at the United States Capitol has ended with the arrest of the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Representative Joyce Beatty was accompanied by dozens of demonstrators who marched to the US Senate on Thursday to demand the passage of federal voting-rights legislation.

The small rally came amid a raft of state-level voting laws that civil rights groups say disproportionately restrict people of colour and other groups by limiting voting hours, requiring photo identification to cast a ballot, restricting mail-in voting and allowing for partisan poll watchers.

Police responded when the group gathered in the atrium of the Senate building and began making arrests after some demonstrators, including Beatty, refused to vacate.

“Let the people vote,” Beatty wrote on Twitter after her release, along with a picture of a Capitol police officer putting her plastic handcuffs. “Fight for justice.”

“We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence us,” Beatty tweeted in a subsequent post.

She included the hashtag #GoodTrouble, a reference to former Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, whose activism led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which sought to combat discriminatory practices in voting. Subsequent Supreme Court rulings have rolled back the scope of the legislation.

Meanwhile, pressure has grown for the Senate to pass the For the People Act, federal legislation that seeks to expand voting access and ban partisan gerrymandering. The House, where US President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party holds a tenuous majority, passed the bill in March, but Republicans have used the legislative hurdle known as a filibuster to block its passage in the Senate.

On Tuesday, Biden called the state-level voting laws “a new wave of voter suppression and raw and sustained election subversion”.

Biden also called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would strengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Father arrested in Tennessee for ‘abducting son, 2, from New Jersey’

Father is arrested in Tennessee for ‘abducting his two-year-old son from New Jersey’ while the boy’s mother remains missing

  • Sebastian Rios was found with his father Tyler Rios, of Highland Park in New Jersey, earlier on Saturday in Monterey, Tennessee
  • Rios, 27, also allegedly abducted little Sebastian’s mother Yasemin Uyar, 24, who law enforcement agencies have not yet found 
  • Rios was identified as a suspect in the case after Sebastian didn’t show up to his daycare on Friday and Uyar did not arrive for scheduled work shifts 
  • Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018
  • Uyar’s mother Karen Uyar has detailed allegations of domestic violence in Facebook posts 

Sebastian Rios was found with his father Tyler Rios, of Highland Park in New Jersey, earlier on Saturday in Monterey, Tennessee, according to a press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rios, 27, also allegedly abducted little Sebastian’s mother Yasemin Uyar, 24, who law enforcement agencies have not yet found.

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found.

Rios was identified as a suspect in the case after Sebastian didn’t show up to his daycare on Friday and Uyar did not arrive for scheduled work shifts, officials said.

Tyler Rios, left, the father of Sebastion Rios, has been arrested
Cops said the boy's mother Yasemin Uyar remains missing

Tyler Rios, left, the father of Sebastion Rios, has been arrested while cops said the boy’s mother Yasemin Uyar remains missing

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last been seen in Rahway on Thursday

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last been seen in Rahway on Thursday

Members of the Rahway Police Department conducted a welfare check for her and her toddler son at her home on Friday morning but found nobody inside.

Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said in the news release that her office is ‘relieved’ that Sebastian was found that his father has been arrested.

‘We are still urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yasmine Uyar to come forward and tell us what they know, even anonymously,’ she said.

Rios will remain in custody in Tennessee until he is extradited back to New Jersey, officials said. Charges are expected to be filed in Union County Superior Court.

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last seen in Rahway on Thursday. Uyar’s tearful mother Karen, the young tot’s grandmother, said she a ‘grateful’ to have her grandson back.

‘I’m so grateful to know that he’s okay, but I am just praying every second that we find Yasemin, we call her Yazzi, that we find Yasemin,’ Karen Uyar told WABC.

Yasemin’s sister Marissa told WABC that she and Rios are not together and he recently became homeless.

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft.

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, said she is 'grateful' that her grandson has been found

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, said she is ‘grateful’ that her grandson has been found

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, is pictured while her daughter remains missing

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, is pictured while her daughter remains missing

The grandmother has detailed her daughter's and grandson's alleged abuse on Facebook

The grandmother has detailed her daughter’s and grandson’s alleged abuse on Facebook

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Rios took a plea deal signed in February 2020 in which he was convicted of the domestic violence assault charge but the theft and strangulation charges were dismissed.

The document shows that the court had found ‘aggravating factors’ that Rios was at risk of committing ‘another offense.’

He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail and three years on probation, and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.

The court also ordered him to have no contact with the victim, while noting that he already had restraining orders against him issued by Family Court.

Grandmother Karen Uyar detailed her daughter's alleged abuse in a post made to Facebook

Grandmother Karen Uyar detailed her daughter’s alleged abuse in a post made to Facebook

Karen Uyar had posted screenshots showing that Rios had been charged with crimes in Arizona
She included screenshots of his mugshot

Karen Uyar had posted screenshots showing that Rios had been charged with crimes in Arizona, and included screenshots of his mugshot

Father arrested in Tennessee for 'abducting son, 2, from New Jersey'
Father arrested in Tennessee for 'abducting son, 2, from New Jersey'
Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft

The victim was not named in the court documents but the dates of the legal troubles align with a post Yasemin’s mother Karen made to Facebook in 2019 in which she called Rios an ‘alcoholic, abusive monster.’

Karen Uyar detailed how Yasemin had ‘become involved’ with Rios several years before the post was made in 2019.

‘His drunken rages have caused him to choke my daughter till she passed out. Leaving her on the floor, he stole her car and fled,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

Karen Uyar wrote how Rios had ‘given her more black and blues than I can count’ and ‘continuously pounced on her self esteem with verbal and emotional abuse almost as much as the physical abuse.’

‘He would tell her she was crazy and f**ked up and when she would beg to go for help he would walk out for hours and not help/respond to her. Telling her to ‘toughen up’,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

Karen Uyar detailed how Yasemin had 'become involved' with Rios several years before the post was made in 2019

Karen Uyar detailed how Yasemin had ‘become involved’ with Rios several years before the post was made in 2019

Yasemin, pictured, allegedly struggled for years with getting away from Rios

Yasemin, pictured, allegedly struggled for years with getting away from Rios

The concerned grandmother wrote that her daughter suffered from post-partum depression that included insomnia after her son was born.

‘He would leave for hours and not answer her. Take the baby and tell her she wasn’t a good mother. Tell her how weak and useless she was. It was heartbreaking to see how he treated her. Yet I needed leaving him to be HER CHOICE,’ Uyar wrote.

Uyar added that she has feared she would receive phone calls telling her that her daughter is in a hospital or dead.

The concerned grandmother said that, at the time, Rios’ criminal history extended across a number of states including: New York, New Jersey, Mississippi and Georgia.

Yasemin ‘finally got the strength to leave’ in August 2019 – the results of a ‘combined effort’ to get her and Sebastian into a hotel, where she spent two ‘terrifying days’ worried that Rios would find her, the grandmother alleged.

‘This enraged him. He stalked her. Through their phones, friends, social media. Any way he could find,’ Karen Uyar wrote.

At some point, Rios – now seemingly living in Phoenix, Arizona – allegedly convinced Yasemin to let him see their son.

Karen Uyar wrote that Rios was drinking and ‘degrading’ on ‘day one’ of her arriving in Arizona with the young boy.

Little Sebastian Rios is pictured in a photo

Little Sebastian Rios is pictured in a photo

Uyar said she received an alarming text from her daughter around 8 p.m. on October 22, 2019 telling her to ‘call 911’ and ‘give address.’

The grandmother, remembering that Rios had allegedly been arrested weeks prior for firing a gun in city limits, worried that her daughter and grandson were dead.

Rios finally let Yasemin leave the apartment more than two hours after the call, Karen Uyar alleged in the Facebook post.

But before doing so, he allegedly cut up all of Yasemin and Sebastian’s identification documents including the little boy’s birth certificate, Yasemin’s bank cards and social security cards, and her driver’s license.

‘I love you too much to let you leave’ Rios said at the time, the grandmother alleged.

She added: ‘I need people to see this alcoholic, abusive monster for who he is.’

The post from Uyar included screenshots of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office inmate search database, showing that Rios had been hit with charges including assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Yasemin’s sister Marissa told NJ.com that Rios recently broke into her sister’s home, and police officers were called.

Before Yasemin’s disappearance, she ‘was pretty busy packing and trying to get herself together’ in order to move and once again get away from Rios.

‘Man I just want him to let at least my nephew go. I mean I want my sister to come home, but, I mean, something’s got to give, you know?’ she told the outlet.

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One arrested in connection to dirt bike thefts

Police have made an arrest after two stolen Kawasaki motorized dirt bikes were recovered.

One arrested in connection to dirt bike thefts

Kevin Jorge Barrera-Briceno, 20

According to Austin Police Capt. Todd Clennon, an officer was dispatched at about 4:30 p.m. on June 29 on a report of two stolen dirt bikes in the 1700 block of Oakland Avenue East. The victim reported that he strapped two Kawasaki dirt bikes on a trailer in his yard on June 27. He went out of town the following morning and the bikes were gone when he returned on June 29.

The bikes were valued at $ 1,500 and $ 4,400.

On July 1, police detectives received credible information that the stolen bikes were at a residence in the 900 block of 14th Avenue Southeast. Detectives conducted a follow up on the information and obtained a search warrant for the address. Upon executing the search warrant, detectives located the two stolen Kawasaki dirt bike motorcycles in the detached garage. In addition, detectives also found drug paraphernalia, a Maverick arms 12-gauge shotgun and a Taurus 9mm handgun in the residence.

The motorcycles were recovered and released to their owner; the drug paraphernalia and firearms were recovered as evidence for criminal charges.

Police arrested Kevin Jorge Barrera-Briceno, 20, of Austin in connection with the stolen dirt bikes. He is being held in the Mower County jail pending formal charges that could include possession of stolen property and ineligible person in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Author: Mike Stoll
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Report: Fan involved in crash at Tour de France arrested

Report: Fan involved in crash at Tour de France arrested

Dozens of riders were taken out in the crash. One was forced to retire from the race.

PARIS, France — Gendarmes in Brittany on Wednesday arrested a fan involved in a massive pileup at the Tour de France during the opening stage at cycling’s biggest event, local media reported.

The fan brandished a large cardboard sign while leaning into the path of oncoming riders. She appeared to be looking in the other direction, apparently at a camera, and not at the approaching peloton.

The woman, not publicly identified, was arrested by gendarmes in the Finistere region who tracked her down based on “solid” accounts from people questioned this week, France Bleu Finistere said, citing a source close to the probe. Investigators had spoken to dozens of people since the incident on Saturday, the local radio station said.

Tour organizers had announced after the crash on the stage from Brest to Landerneau that they would start legal proceedings against the fan, who disappeared from the crash scene. She had leaned into the path of veteran rider Tony Martin, who fell off his bike and took dozens of others down in his slipstream. German rider Jasha Sutterlin was forced to abandon the race.

The Gendarmerie du Landerneau, east of Brest, had put out a call for witnesses shortly after the pileup. It refused to comment on the reported arrest.

Fans gathering on the sides of roads and in villages as riders pass by is part of the tradition and charm of the Tour. But the woman in question leaned into the path of cyclists with her sign that read “Allez Opi-Omi,” a mix of French and German-language terms of endearment for grandparents — “Go Grandpa-Grandma.”

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16-year-old arrested in deadly shooting of a grandmother outside gym in SE Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 16-year-old suspect was arrested Friday afternoon for the deadly shooting of Elsa Mikeska, a 62-year-old grandmother, outside of a southeast Houston gym last week, Houston police said.

HPD homicide detectives will not be releasing the suspect’s name or photo due to his age.

“I want to commend our detectives for their diligent efforts in this case,” said HPD Chief Troy Finner in a tweet. “As with any tragic loss of life, we share in the Mikeska family’s grief, and want them, and all families who have lost loved ones to violence to know we will work tirelessly to bring these criminals to justice.”

Last Thursday, Mikeska was arriving for a 5 a.m. exercise class when she was ambushed in the parking lot in an attempted robbery.

Now, a makeshift memorial sits next to the spot where Mikeska died outside Life Fit Personal Fitness Studio, located in the 10500 block of Fuqua Street near Beamer Road.

Her funeral took place Thursday.

Late Thursday, Houston police released surveillance video of the suspects’ vehicle.

16-year-old arrested in deadly shooting of a grandmother outside gym in SE Houston

The suspects’ white Chevrolet SUV parked near the victim just before 5 a.m. Thursday, and two people got out. Officers say the suspects confronted the woman and she took off running toward the gym before they opened fire, killing her.

ORIGINAL STORY: Woman shot and killed while trying to flee carjackers outside SE Houston gym, police say

Mikeska was a member of the gym and fellow gym members described her as a regular.

The gym shooting wasn’t the only incident police believe the suspects are connected to.

An hour before, officers say the suspects attempted to carjack a vehicle from a woman at 10100 Freehill Street, about two miles from the gym. The car was broken down, so they weren’t able to steal it. The victim ran, and no shots were fired.

Officers said they aren’t sure why the suspects opened fire when the victim ran toward the gym.

Police said the investigation remains active despite the arrest. They added that they’re looking for information regarding other individuals believed to be in the SUV, which HPD identified as a Suburban.

The suspects are described only as possibly Hispanic males in their early 20s, police said.

If anyone has any information to share, please call HPD Homicide 713-308-3600 or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Suspects still on the run 1 day after grandmother shot and killed outside SE Houston gym

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Man arrested in connection with teen killed at Sunday birthday party

Man arrested in connection with teen killed at Sunday birthday party

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man they suspect shot and killed Javone Montre Hodges, 19, while he was at a birthday party Sunday in south Austin. A second victim was also shot and is recovering from his injuries, according to police.

Javone Montre Hodges
Police say Javone Montre Hodges was fatally shot during a birthday party in south Austin on Sunday (Courtesy Keesha Hodges)

Police say 19-year-old Coolidge Ali Humphries was arrested Thursday after several witnesses told police he was the one who fired shots at the party on the 11500 block of Robert Wooding Drive. He was taken into custody in the 5800 block of Livorno Cove in Round Rock. He does not have an attorney listed online.

While investigating the scene, one witness showed a screenshot of the suspect’s Facebook page. The Facebook profile showed the name “Osama Ali,” but didn’t offer any details of who or where the suspect was.

Another witness told police on Tuesday that their group of friends heard about the party via Snapchat and decided to go. While at the party, the witness saw Hodges walk towards the gate to the backyard and heard one gunshot, then two more shots, according to an affidavit.

Police say the witness watched as people began running, heard two more shots and started running away from the party. The affidavit adds that when the witness looked back, he saw Hodges laying on his stomach. The witness ran back to help him police said.

Later Tuesday, police received a tip to APD Homicide’s email saying “Osama Ali” was “Coolidge Humphries.”

Wednesday, police provided a photo lineup to another witness who picked out the suspect’s photo.

According to the affidavit, the witness said she saw Hodges and Humphries arguing about “unidentified females,” and after about five minutes heard the gunshots. The witness said she looked towards the argument and saw Humphries shooting Hodges, police said.

The witness told police Humphries yelled out, “I’ll shoot any motherf—– in here that looks at me wrong, and I’ll shoot you,” according to the affidavit. Police say the witness believed Humphries had no remorse for the shooting as he stood over Hodges.

Humphries is charged with murder, a first-degree felony. He is currently in custody in the Travis County Jail with bond set at $ 100,000.

Author: Robert Sims
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Austin mass shooting: Newly-named murder suspect arrested in Killeen, police believe he was the sole shooter

Austin mass shooting: Newly-named murder suspect arrested in Killeen, police believe he was the sole shooter

KILLEEN, Texas (KXAN) — The Killeen Police Department announced officers arrested Sixth Street mass shooting suspect De’Ondre White on Thursday.

White, 19, is being held in Killeen City Jail, according to police, after being arrested without incident. Bond has been set at $ 1 million.

Officers said on Thursday at about 2:23 p.m., members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, with help from the Killeen PD SWAT team, found White in the 1300 block of Anna Lee Drive in Killeen. That’s west of South Fort Hood Street.

He was arrested on a warrant for murder in connection with the June 12 mass shooting that took place in downtown Austin, police said. White is awaiting arraignment.

De'Ondre White (Austin Police Department)
De’Ondre White (Austin Police Department)

“We are glad to work with dedicated professionals that are committed to keeping our communities safe regardless of boundaries. This case covered multiple jurisdictions, and together we were able to locate and take into custody a violent fugitive,” said Killeen PD Chief Charles Kimble in a press release.

White’s arrest comes just two days after the Travis County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges against the two previous teenaged suspects in the case, ages 15 and 17. White was named the new, sole suspect by the Austin Police Department on Tuesday.

APD claimed on Tuesday White was responsible for the death of 25-year-old Douglas Kantor in the mass shooting, which also injured 14 others. Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said new witness statements, ballistic evidence and surveillance camera footage led investigators to believe White was the one who fired the shots.

APD said White was interviewed after the shooting but was released back to Killeen. Officers said he changed his hair and appearance before hiding from law enforcement.

APD believes White fired the sole gun in shooting

According to an arrest affidavit for White, a disagreement between two rival groups of teens/young adults from Killeen led to the shooting.

When interviewed by police, two people within White’s group named White as the shooter, the affidavit said. One said a person with other group showed a gun, and that’s when White fired multiple rounds from near the curb line into the street at the other group.

“This information matches evidence on scene, specifically the location of the cartridge cases on the sidewalk and in the street near the curb, as well as the victim locations in the street, away from the sidewalk area,” the affidavit reads.

Witnesses said White admitted he shot in self defense during a discussion among the group once they returned to Killeen, according to the affidavit.

A third person in White’s group also said White was the shooter and described to investigators where White was standing as he allegedly fired shots into the street, which lined up with other witness accounts.

Crime scene investigators found eight cartridges at the scene in front of a pub on the sidewalk near the north curb line in the 400 block of East Sixth Street. A preliminary examination determined the eight cartridge cases were most likely fired from the same gun, according to the affidavit.

In White’s June 20 interview with investigators before he was released back to Killeen, he said his group was standing on the sidewalk facing the street, while the other group was in the street facing the buildings.

The affidavit said White “claimed to have turned away and then heard gunfire coming from [the other group].” But officers in the affidavit said this would not have lined up with where the cartridges and victims were found.

“No victims were located on the sidewalk and no projectile defects were located in the building behind [White’s group],” the affidavit said.

DA wants to add aggravated assault charges

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office released a statement Thursday evening, saying it will be presenting the case to a grand jury and asking that White be charged with murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault.

The office also plans to ask that White be held in custody while awaiting trail.

“We’re grateful to the Lone Star Task Force and APD for bringing Mr. White into custody,” said Travis County District Attorney José Garza in a press release. “We know this has been a scary and stressful time, and appreciate our community’s patience throughout the investigation. Based on both forensic and eyewitness testimony, we have full confidence that the person responsible for the shooting has been arrested and is no longer a danger to our community. At this time, we believe that Mr. White was the only shooter.” 

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

The Beatles: Paul McCartney was arrested and went to Japanese prison after drug charge

Queen is ‘very down to earth’ says Sir Paul McCartney

Ten years after The Beatles had split up in 1970, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had all gone their own ways. Each member of the band had begun working on some solo music, or worked with new musical groups. McCartney created a band with his wife, Linda McCartney, called Paul McCartney and Wings. They started performing in 1971, but nine years into their journey, a Japanese tour brought them to their knees.

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On January 16, 1980 McCartney and his entourage landed in Tokyo, Japan, to continue their ongoing tour of Asia.

As soon as he reached customs, McCartney was arrested by the Tokyo police for possessing nearly half a pound of marijuana.

The criminal justice system is very harsh on drug offences in Japan, so McCartney was looking at a staggering seven-year sentence in prison.

Despite the enormous amount of cannabis in his suitcase, the rock star assured the authorities it was intended for personal use, and not distribution.

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The Beatles: Paul McCartney was arrested for possessing drugs (Image: GETTY)

The amount of weed McCartney had in his suitcase was enough that it would warrant a smuggling charge.

As soon as he got out of customs, the former member of the Fab Four was placed in a Tokyo jail.

He remained in prison for nine days before he was eventually released, avoiding any real punishment.

After being released from prison, McCartney was deported from Japan and did not return for a decade.

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The Beatles: The drugs seized in Paul McCartney’s suitcase (Image: GETTY)

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McCartney went back to Japan in 1990 on The Paul McCartney World Tour.

All the money he earned from the tour in the country he donated to charity.

In 2004 McCartney commented on his arrest. He said: “We were about to fly to Japan and I knew I wouldn’t be able to get anything to smoke over there … This stuff was too good to flush down the toilet, so I thought I’d take it with me.”

Speaking about the moment he got caught, he added: “When the fellow pulled it out of the suitcase, he looked more embarrassed than me.”

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The Beatles: Paul was ushered away and put in prison for nine days (Image: GETTY)

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McCartney went on: “I think he just wanted to put it back in and forget the whole thing, you know, but there it was.”

Speaking in 2018 to James Corden, the star recalled the situation once again.

He said: “I still am hazy as to how that happened but it did. I had some marijuana in my suitcase and I ended up in jail [for] nine days. Scary!”

Speaking once again about getting caught, the star continued: “The guy goes: ‘Oh! [makes incoherent sound]’ I said: ‘Well, what did he say?’ He says: ‘Seven years hard labour.’ And actually, that was the sentence for what I’d done.”

Despite spending over a week in prison, McCartney was quite jovial about the whole situation.

He said: “By the end, I was like: ‘Come on! In for a penny. I’m going in with the boys.’

“So we all went in there and it was fun, y’know, being in the tub with all these Japanese guys.”

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