Jackie Chan’s son and Kai Ko detained in Beijing drug bust


Police and state media say Jackie Chan’s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Jaycee Chan

Kai Ko

Beijing’s police said late Monday on its official microblog site that a 32-year-old Hong Kong actor identified only by his surname, Chen, was detained Thursday together with his Taiwanese actor friend.

The official Xinhua News Agency identified the detainees as Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko, the Taiwanese movie star.

Police say both actors tested positive for marijuana and admitted using the drug, and that 100 grams of it were taken from Chan’s home.

Chan is accused of accommodating drug users, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment.

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