In distressing news, both Jaycee and Kai Ko have been detained by Beijing police.
19 Aug 2014 - 4:53 PM  UPDATED 19 Aug 2014 - 5:25 PM

Chinese state media have reported the arrest of renowned actor Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko for marijuana possession and further potential charges.

According the BBC, “actor Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog.”

Both men tested positive for marijuana at Mr Chan’s home in Beijing’s Dongcheng district, with more than 100 grams of the drug found at the scene. As a result, Jaycee Chan has been put in "criminal detention" (this is a unique classification to China) for the alledged crime of "hosting others to take drugs," the state-run China Daily said. If convicted, he could face three years in jail under Chinese law.

The arrests come as part of a nationwide crackdown on drug use.

Jackie Chan was named an official "Narcotics Control Ambassador" by the Chinese government in 2009 which means he would have had to turn his son in if he had known about the offence.

Kai Ko said in an interview on Chinese state television, "I feel very regretful, very sorry to all the people who support me. I've been a very bad example, I've made a very big mistake."

It is likely Kai Ko will face lesser charges as the drugs were found at Jaycee Chan’s home.

More to come as this story unfolds.

Source: BBC, SMH, CNN.