Jackie Chan's son arrested in China for possession of drugs

  • PTI, Beijing
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  • Updated: Aug 18, 2014 17:07 IST

Jaycee Chan

Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan's 32-year-old son Jaycee has been arrested on drug-related charges, official Chinese media reported today.

Jaycee Chan, a movie and television actor also known as Fang Zuming, was detained by Beijing police together with his friend, 23-year-old Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko Chen-tung, the Beijing News and Beijing Times newspapers reported.

It's unclear when the duo was detained, but neither has posted anything on their frequently updated Weibo social media accounts since last Tuesday, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

Chan and Ko join a growing list of celebrities, including Hong Kong and Taiwanese actors, who have been nabbed in Beijing as a part of a widening campaign targeting celebrity drug abuse in the last two years.

The duo could face potential criminal charges, the Beijing News said.

A Hong Kong resident, Jackie Chan in recent years has struck a chord with the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).

He was formally been appointed as a member of China's advisory legislative body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) last year.

It is unclear what, if any, impact Jaycee Chan’s issues will have on the trajectory of Jackie. Chan senior, himself the son of a pre-war opium smuggler, has sometimes distanced himself from his son.

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