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Jackie's 'shame' at son's drug arrest

Jackie Chan has said he is ashamed and saddened over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, and has apologised to the public.

The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of his actions, but they would do so together.

"Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I'm very ashamed. As a father, I'm heartbroken," Chan wrote.

Crackdown
Jaycee Chan (31), was detained last Thursday with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, becoming the latest high-profile celebrities to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Police said both actors tested positive for marijuana and admitted using the drug, and that 100 grams (3.53 ounces) of it were taken from Chan's home.

"Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public," Chan wrote.

Extending from his fame as an actor and singer, the elder Chan is a high-profile public figure in mainland China and was named by Beijing as an anti-drug ambassador in 2009.

"I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs," Chan wrote. "I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I'm going to face the road together with you."

Police said they acted on a tip-off from the public.

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