Jackie Chan’s Son Detained In Beijing Drug Bust
Jackie Chan’s son is being detained in Beijing, China following a drug raid last Thursday (Aug. 14). The actor, Jaycee Chan, was arrested in the country’s latest drug crackdown on celebrities.
Police say they detained Jaycee Chan, who is originally from Hong Kong and also an actor, as well as Kai Ko, a 23-year-old Taiwanese actor, during a raid on Thursday in Dongcheng district, the city’s commercial and cultural center, state media, citing Beijing police, said Tuesday.
Both men tested positive for marijuana.
Police later found more than 100 grams of the drug after searching Chan’s apartment. He was also accused of “hosting others to take drugs,” the state-run China Daily said. He could face three years in jail under Chinese law.
More than 7,000 people have been busted in China’s latest drug sweep. Following his arrest, Ko released a statement after his arrest stating that he “very much regretted” the incident. “I very much regret about what happened. I’m very sorry to those who support me, like me or even know me personally,” he said. “I just want to tell them I’m really sorry. I’ve set the worst example, which had the most terrible influence. And this is a huge mistake.”
Several other celebrities have been arrested on drug charges in China recently, including 25-year-old Li Daimo who was sentenced to nine months for holding meth parties at his home.
Papa Chan hasn’t made an official statement about his son. He posted a photo on Facebook a couple hours ago captioned, “fighting through the fog.”