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Jackie Chan, whose son Jaycee was jailed for drugs offences, has said he supports the use of the death penalty for some drug offenders.

The Hong Kong actor said that with drugs “you’re hurting thousands of young children”.

Jaycee Chan spent six months in prison in China after police found marijuana in his home.Jackie Chan backs drug death penalty

Jackie Chan is Singapore’s first celebrity anti-drug ambassador. He was named official Narcotics Control Ambassador by Chinese police in 2009.

Both Singapore and China have enforced capital punishment for drug trafficking.

In an interview with journalists conducted in both English and Mandarin, Jackie Chan said drugs were not only hurting young people, they were hurting his family.

“On some issues, I do support the death penalty,” the actor said.

“When you’re hurting thousands and thousands of young children, I think these kind of people are useless.


“You should get the right punishment.”

Jackie Chan, 61, added: “[Young people say] <<it’s okay, it’s just like a cigarette>>. I say <<it’s not okay, not in my family>>.”

Jaycee Chan, 32, was imprisoned for not just using drugs, but for the additional and more serious crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said at the time.

When asked about his son’s time in prison, Jackie Chan said he felt “ashamed” and “shocked” and that he was now more focused on his son.

“I’m more concentrating on him now, used to be just, <<you are a grown man>>. But now I find out, he’s still a boy,” Jackie Chan said.

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Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, has been released from jail in China.

He was jailed for six months for drug offence.

Jaycee Chan was detained in August 2014 after a police raid on his home. He had tested positive for marijuana and was caught with 100g of the drug.

His arrest was part of a wider crackdown on drug use in China.

A Beijing court sentenced Jaycee Chan in January, taking into account his time already spent in jail.

His management company, MStones, said in a statement that Jaycee Chan was released in the early hours of February 13.

It added that Jackie Chan’s son was due to hold a press conference on February 14 “to deliver a public apology and explanation”.

Jaycee Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, who was detained for two weeks for drug use.

He faced a more serious charge of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”. He later pleaded guilty.

Jackie Chan is currently on a tour of Asia promoting his new film Dragon Blade.

He reportedly expressed relief about his son’s release and said at a press conference in Singapore earlier this week that he was looking forward to finishing an album with his son “as soon as possible when he gets out”.Jackie Chan son Jaycee

Jackie Chan was named an anti-drug ambassador in China in 2009.

He publicly apologized for his son’s actions in December, saying on his microblog account that he was “very angry” and “ashamed”.

The drug crackdown began in June 2014 when President Xi Jinping ordered police to use strong measures to stop drug abuse.

At least 10 locally-known stars, most of them minor celebrities, have been arrested so far, including movie and television stars, film directors and a screenwriter.

China has since banned the transmission of any works by stars who have used drugs or prostitutes. The ban applies to television, online media, film and publishing.

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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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Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, has been charged with a drug offence, Chinese prosecutors in Beijing say.

Jaycee Chan, 32, is accused of sheltering others to use drugs. In August police said more than 100 grams of marijuana were found at his home.

Correspondents say that if convicted, Jaycee Chan could face up to three years in jail.

In June, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “forceful measures” to tackle illegal drug use.

Several film and television stars, including directors and a prominent screenwriter have been arrested.Jaycee Chan charged

In August Jackie Chan apologized over his son’s arrest, saying he felt “ashamed” and “sad”.

Jackie Chan was named an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador” by Chinese police in 2009.

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.

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 suspected crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said at the time.

Jaycee Chan’s management firm M’Stones International apologized on his behalf at the time for the “social impact” caused and said they would “supervise his rehabilitation and help him return to the right path”.

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