Actor Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were
detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their
Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than
100 grams of the drug found at Mr Chan’s home.
Their arrest comes amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs which
has already netted several celebrity figures.
In June Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “forceful measures”
to tackle illegal drug use.
Gao Hu, 40, who appeared in the 2011 Zhang Yimou film “The
Flowers of War”, was detained earlier this month for possession of
marijuana and methamphetamines, state media said.
Jaycee Chan may face three years in jail if found guilty of drugs
charges, police say
Beijing Municipal Anti-Drug Office deputy director Jin Zhihai said
that police were not specifically targeting celebrities.
“If there is an increased crackdown on drugs, the number of
celebrity offenders will also rise,” he told the Beijing Times on 14
Last week, 42 artist management agencies in Beijing signed an
agreement with police pledging not to recruit celebrities with
reported drug use problems.