Jackie Chan’s Son Has Been Arrested for Marijuana Possession
Dave Alcock / 3 years ago
Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, has been arrested for marijuana possession at his home in Beijing.
Jaycee is the latest high-profile celebrity to be caught in Chinas biggest anti-drug crackdown in over 20 years. The 31-year-old was detained together with 23-year-old Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko last Monday but the arrests have only recently been announced. Police say that the actors have tested positive for marijuana and that over 100grams of it was taken from Jaycee’s home. Chan is accused of accommodating drug users, a far more serious offence than mere drug consumption that can carry up to three years imprisonment, Ko is accused of drug consumption.
This comes as an embarrassment to Jackie Chan as he has been a “Narcotics Control Ambassador” for China since 2009. Jackie has had some disagreements with his son with him even saying that he is going to donate all of his money to charity rather than leaving it to him in a will. Jackie has not yet commented, but his publicist has said that he has travelled to Beijing to deal with the arrest.
The Chinese government have been targeting celebrities due to the “huge influence” that they have on “their large number of fans”. Showing celebrities getting arrested should hopefully make their fans think twice about doing the same.
Thanks to BBC for supplying us with this information.
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