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1D fans 'offloading cut-price tickets after drug claims'

Searches for One Direction tickets on ticket resale site Viagogo have rocketed by 287% amid a surge in cut-price resale listings after a video was leaked showing the band's Zahn Malik appearing to smoke cannabis.

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Fans defend One Direction amid 'drugs' video

One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson. Credit: The Mail Online

One Direction fans have been quick to jump to the defence of their heroes, after a Mail Online video filmed whilst the band where on tour in Peru appears to show Zayn Malik smoking cannabis whilst travelling with Louis Tomlinson.

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Zayn Malik, filmed by Louis Tomlinson during their tour in Peru. Credit: The Mail Online

Other band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are believed to have been travelling in different cars and were not seen in the video.

Possession of small amounts of cannabis for person use is not punishable under Peruvian law.

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