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Jackie Chan’s son to be tried for drug charge

Jackie Chan’s son to be tried for drug charge
Singer and actor Jaycee Chan, 32, and Taiwan movie star Ko Chen-tung along with others were detained on August 14, last year from Jaycee’s residence following complaints from public that they were using drugs.

Jaycee and Ko tested positive for marijuana and both admitted to having taken the drug. Police seized more than 100 grams of marijuana from Chan’s home.

The People’s Procuratorate of Dongcheng District filed charges against Chan on December 22 for providing a venue for drug users, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

According to Chinese law, the maximum sentence for this crime is three years in prison as well as a fine. China rarely holds public trials.

In Jaycee’s case the trial on January 9 was aimed at sending strong message to public against using drugs, observers said.

Earlier Jackie Chan had expressed shame over his son’s involvement in a drug case and said he did not use his political connections in China to bail him out, hoping that one day he would become an anti-drug ambassador like him.

Hong Kong-born action hero, Jackie is also a highly influential politician in China.

Jackie was a member of the advisory legislative body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

His son’s arrest turned out to be major embarrassment for Jackie as he held the post of a goodwill Ambassador for the China National Anti-Drug Committee in 2009 promoting anti-drug education in the country. He earlier apologised on behalf of his son and flew in here soon after his arrest.
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