Monday, August 18, 2014 - 23:49

The News Minute| August 18, 2014| 11.30 pm IST

Jaycee Chan, son of martial arts movie star Jackie Chan, and two others have been arrested for possession of marijuana in Beijing on Monday. Telegraph reports that Beijing police said they had found over three-and-a-half ounces of the drug at 32-year-old Jaycee Chan's house in Beijing and that he had also tested positive for the drug.

Taiwanese movie star Ko Chen-tung, also known as Kai Ko, was also arrested with Jayvee Khan after testing positive for marijuana on August 14.

Another man known as Song, 33, was caught the following day for allegedly selling the drug to Chan. Police seized 11 grams of marijuana from him. 

Actor Jackie Chan has been a 'Narcotics Control Ambassador' of the Chinese police for the last five years and has actively campaigned against drugs.

Ko Chen-tung won the award for the best new actor at the 48th Golden Horse Awards in the Taiwanese city of Hsinchu in 2011 and the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards in 2013 for his role in the movie "You are the Apple of my Eye".

Beijing police has tightened its curb on drug deals this year. Since January, more than 1,700 drug crimes have been cracked, up 53.2 percent from the same period of last year.

Inputs IANS

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