By Yu-Tzu Chiu and Andreas Landwehr, dpa
TAIPEI — A lawyer has been unable to contact Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts film star Jackie Chan, after his drugs-related arrest in Beijing, the Chans’ management company said Tuesday.
M’Stones International apologized for his arrest and said it would “supervise his rehabilitation and help him return to the right path.”
Hong Kong-born Jaycee Chan, 31, was arrested Thursday at his home in east Beijing along with Taiwan actor Ko Chen Tung, 23, during a police raid in which officers said they found more than 100 grams of marijuana.
The news of the arrest only emerged this week, and Taiwan complained that Ko’s arrest was not communicated to Taipei within 24 hours, as required under a 2009 agreement.
“We’ve contacted both the Ministry of Justice and the Criminal Investigation Bureau to express our concerns,” Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said Tuesday.
“We will also remind Beijing to ensure the rights of the detainees,” council spokesman Wu Mei-hung said.
Ko’s detention was not confirmed until Monday, Wu said, the day the story of the two arrests broke in the Chinese media.
China’s state-run CCTV Tuesday showed footage of Ko in prisoner uniform apologizing in tears to his fans and family.
Ko won Taipei’s Golden Horse for Best New Performer in 2011 for the box office hit “You Are the Apple of My Eye.”
He and Jaycee Chan admitted to using the marijuana, Chinese news reports said.
Ko was under administrative detention on suspicion of smoking the drug, Taiwan’s state news agency CNA reported, allowing him to be held for 15 days.
Jaycee Chan was suspected of the more serious offence of allowing others to use marijuana in his house and was under criminal detention, which may last up to 37 days before a charge is formally brought.
Jackie Chan was on his way to Beijing to help his son, Hong Kong media reported.
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