BEIJING (AP) â€” The son of actor Jackie Chan pleaded guilty in a Beijing justice Friday to providing a venue for drug users and was condemned to 6 months in prison, following a vital crackdown on bootleg drugs in a Chinese capital.
Jaycee Chan, 32, also was systematic to compensate 2,000 yuan, or about $320, a Dongcheng District People’s Court pronounced on a microblog account.
Police incarcerated Chan, Taiwanese film star Ko Kai and several others in Aug in Chan’s Beijing apartment. Chan and Ko tested certain for marijuana, and military seized some-more than 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of pot from Chan’s home, a central Xinhua News Agency said.
“I disregarded a law. we merit to be punished. When we lapse to society, we won’t do it again,” Chan pronounced in courtroom footage aired on state broadcaster China Central Television.
The limit judgment for a assign opposite Chan was 3 years in prison. The justice pronounced it showed tolerance in a sentencing since Chan willingly confessed.
Police pronounced it arrested some-more than 7,800 people final summer in Beijing over bootleg drug use. Other celebrities, including actor Gao Hu, were also among those incarcerated in what was described as a biggest such crackdown in dual decades.
Illegal drug use has ballooned in China in new decades, after being probably eradicated following a 1949 Communist revolution.
The hearing and judgment were generally supportive for Jackie Chan, who was named an anti-drug envoy in 2009, and sits on China’s tip inhabitant domestic advisory row â€” a Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The actor has pronounced that he did not use his connectors to meddle with a box and hopes his singer-actor son will eventually turn an anti-drug ambassador.
Ko pronounced on camera that he had used drugs during Chan’s home. CCTV also pronounced Chan told military that he has been regulating drugs for 8 years.
Ko, whose genuine name is Ko Chen-tung, has been expelled after a 14-day executive apprehension for drug use.