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One Direction had to pay a €9,000 "drug bond" to be allowed play in the Philippines

The bond will be forfeited if the band is seen taking or promoting drugs.

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POP BAND ONE Direction have had to pay the Philippines government €9,000 “drug bond” to be allowed perform in the country.

The bond, 200,000 pesos (€4,500) each for singers Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, will be forfeited should the two get caught using or promoting illegal drugs, Bureau of Immigration spokeswoman Elaine Tan told AFP.

The bond was issued because an anti-drugs watchdog raised concerns over the two after a video of them apparently smoking marijuana was posted online last year. A video of Malik and Tomlinson apparently smoking marijuana in a car while on tour in Peru went viral last year.

“The condition is intended to protect the public interest should the band members commit any violation during their stay in the Philippines,” Tan said.

The group is scheduled to hold concerts at the seafront grounds of the Philippines’ largest mall, which can accommodate tens of thousands of people this weekend.

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