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Jackie Chan's son gets jail term
09/01/2015 00:00:00
by Agencies
 
 
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THE son of actor Jackie Chan has pleaded guilty in a Beijing court to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in prison, following a major crackdown on illegal drugs in the Chinese capital.

Jaycee Chan, 32, also was ordered to pay 2,000 yuan, the Dongcheng District People's Court said on its microblog account.

Police detained Chan, Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai and several others in August last year in Chan's Beijing apartment. Chan and Ko tested positive for marijuana, and police seized more than 100 grams of marijuana from Chan's home, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

"I violated the law. I deserve to be punished. When I return to society, I won't do it again," Chan said in courtroom footage aired on state broadcaster China Central Television.

The maximum sentence for the charge against Chan was three years in prison. The court said it showed leniency in the sentencing because Chan voluntarily confessed.

Police said it arrested more than 7,800 people last summer in Beijing over illegal drug use.

Other celebrities, including actor Gao Hu, were also among those detained in what was described as the biggest such crackdown in two decades.

Illegal drug use has ballooned in China in recent decades, after being virtually eradicated following the 1949 Communist revolution.

The trial and sentence were especially sensitive for Jackie Chan, who was named an anti-drug ambassador in 2009, and sits on China's top national political advisory panel - the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

The actor has said that he did not use his connections to interfere with the case and hopes his singer-actor son will eventually become an anti-drug ambassador.

Ko said on camera that he had used drugs at Chan's home. CCTV also said Chan told police that he has been using drugs for eight years.

Ko, whose real name is Ko Chen-tung, has been released after a 14-day administrative detention for drug use.



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