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Chan ‘ashamed’ of son’s arrest

Jackie Chan has issued a statement after his son, Jaycee, was taken into custody by Chinese authorities on drug related charges.

The 60-year-old Rush Hour actor was named an anti-drug ambassador for the country in 2009 at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

And he is deeply disturbed his 31-year-old son Jaycee was taken into custody for being in possession of marijuana by Chinese authorities last Thursday.

“The recent news about my son, Jaycee, is very shocking and the impact it has caused on society is heartbreaking. When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged. As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I’m very sad and disappointed,” Jackie wrote on his website.

Police say they found 100 grams of marijuana in Jaycee’s apartment and he tested positive for the drug.

Jackie hopes his son’s run-in with the law will make people think twice about engaging in illegal activity.

“I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee’s mistake and stay far away from drug abuse,” he implored.

But Jackie ended his message taking full responsibility for his son’s actions.

He will be supportive of Jaycee throughout the ordeal.

“I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you,” Jackie said. “We will face the road ahead of us together. I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn’t teach him well. Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you.”

If convicted of the crime, Jaycee could face three years in prison under Chinese law.

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