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Jaycee Chan jailed for six months in China

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Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee, has been jailed in China for six months for a drug offence.

Jaycee Chan, 32, pleaded guilty in Beijing’s Dongcheng District Court to “sheltering others to use drugs”.

Police raided his home in August and found more than 100g of marijuana. He faced a maximum sentence of three years.

Jaycee Chan’s arrest came amid a drug use crackdown in China which saw several celebrities arrested.

In June 2014, President Xi Jinping ordered police to use strong measures to stop drug use.

Jaycee Chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were both detained at his Beijing home in August, with police saying they tested positive for marijuana.Jackie Chan's son Jaycee jailed in China


Kai Ko was released after a 14-day administrative detention for drug use.

Jaycee Chan was put under “criminal detention” for the additional and more serious crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said at the time.

He told the court on January 9 that when police came to his house: “I just gave them information and I confessed because I didn’t know how to deal with the marijuana.”

Jaycee Chan was also fined 2,000 yuan ($322), reports said.

Jackie Chan, who was named an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador” by Chinese police in 2009, has said he felt “ashamed” and “sad” over his son’s behavior.

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