Diddy's Alleged Drug Mule Arrested at Miami Airport

The 25-year-old was arrested on coke and weed-related charges.

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On the same day that Diddy’s homes were raided by authorities, a man accused of being the Bad Boy Records founder’s drug mule was arrested in Miami.

As reported by Rolling Stone on Tuesday, Brendan Paul, 25, was arrested at Miami-Opa Locka Airport on coke and weed-related charges. Paul is mentioned in the much-discussed lawsuit from Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones Jr., whose allegations were previously called "pure fiction" by Diddy's lawyer.

NEW: A man accused of being Sean Combs' drug "mule" was arrested on cocaine and marijuana charges at a Miami airport yesterday.

Police were working alongside Homeland Security agents when the arrest was made, according to records https://t.co/mbUqfaCkq8

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Paul is specifically facing one count of possession of suspected cocaine and one count of possession of suspected marijuana candy. Both charges are felonies in Florida, per TMZ. Authorities claim that the suspected drugs were tested at the scene and found to be positive. Paul's arrest occurred after the feds, consisting of officers from Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, caught up with Diddy at Opa Locka Airport as his homes in L.A. and Miami were being raided.

This is how Paul’s alleged duties for Diddy are described in Rod's 73-page complaint, available in full here:

Works as Mr. Combs Mule. He acquires, and distributes, Mr. Combs Drugs, and Guns.

Complex has reached out to a rep for Diddy for comment. This story may be updated. TMZ said Tuesday that Paul had bailed out of jail. In a complaint from Miami-Dade police viewed by Complex, it’s alleged that Paul "had the contraband inside of his personal travel bags, which he claimed prior to being searched."

This week, it was reported that a lawyer for Jones had further accused Diddy, who's been the subject of multiple sexual assault allegations, of retaliatory harassment "through his representatives." In short, Jones' lawyer alleged in a recently revealed communication with a New York judge that Diddy sent "agents to harass [Jones’] 8-year-old daughter, the mother of his child, and ex-spouses."

In a previous statement, Shawn Holley, Diddy's attorney, denied the allegations in Jones' suit.

“Lil Rod is nothing more than a liar who filed a $30 million lawsuit shamelessly looking for an undeserved payday,” Holley said. “His reckless name-dropping about events that are pure fiction and simply did not happen is nothing more than a transparent attempt to garner headlines. We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies. Our attempts to share this proof with Mr. Jones’ attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, have been ignored, as Mr. Blackburn refuses to return our calls. We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

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