Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has been arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say.
Actor Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog.
Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of the drug found at Mr Chan’s home.
Jaycee, whose father Jackie was named an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador” by Chinese police in 2009, had been put under “criminal detention” for the suspected crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said.
Their arrest comes amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs which has already netted several celebrity figures.
Gao Hu, 40, who appeared in the 2011 Zhang Yimou film “The Flowers of War”, was detained earlier this month for possession of marijuana and methamphetamines, state media said.
In June, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “forceful measures” to tackle illegal drug use.
By arresting the son of one of the country’s most famous actors, the Chinese authorities are sending a clear sign that drugs will not be tolerated, reports the BBC’s Martin Patience in Beijing.