Jackie Chan, 60, served as a goodwill spokesman for the China
National Anti-Drug Committee in 2009, promoting anti-drug
Jaycee, 32, was arrested on Monday after police found 100 grams
of marijuana in his apartment, they said.
"As a public figure, I'm ashamed and distressed," Chan wrote on
his Chinese-language microblog on Wednesday. "His mother is
"Along with Jaycee, I want to take a deep bow of apology to the
The younger Chan is the latest celebrity caught up in a campaign
against drugs in China, which has vowed to purge the country's
elite of decadence and other social vices.
Corruption and excess among the upper class are a prime source
of social discontent as a yawning gap between the poor and the
The use of drugs in China, particularly synthetic drugs like
methamphetamine, ketamine and ecstasy, has grown along with the
rise of a new urban class with greater disposable income.
Last week, a group of 42 entertainment management firms said
they had signed a deal with Beijing police that they would not
work with celebrities who used drugs, the state-owned Beijing
(Reporting By Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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