BEIJING – Jackie Chan’s son has been formally arrested on drugs charges.
Jaycee Chan, 32, was detained last month on suspicion of possessing cannabis and official state media has now confirmed Beijing court prosecutors took the allegation further Wednesday and approved his arrest, the next step in the legal process as police need official administrative permission to detain subjects.
Officers claim the actor was found with over 100g of marijuana, which could see him indicted for drug dealing.
Jaycee – who was arrested along with his friend Kai Ko – could face a jail sentence of up to three years if found guilty.
Following his son’s arrest, ‘Rush Hour’ actor Jackie admitted he felt “angry, shocked and ashamed”.
He blogged: “Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken.”
“Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public.
“I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs.
“I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I’m going to face the road together with you.” – Bernama/NewsWires