Jackie Chan says he did not use connections to help son

Jaycee Chan (left) with his parents, former actress Lin Feng-jiao and action superstar Jackie Chan, in 2012 at Lin's 60th birthday party. Movie star Jackie Chan said on Wednesday he had not used any of his connections to plead for mercy for his son J
Jaycee Chan (left) with his parents, former actress Lin Feng-jiao and action superstar Jackie Chan, in 2012 at Lin's 60th birthday party. Movie star Jackie Chan said on Wednesday he had not used any of his connections to plead for mercy for his son Jaycee, who is charged with "sheltering drug users". -- PHOTO: ONE HOUSE

BEIJING (China Daily/Asia News Network) - Movie star Jackie Chan said on Wednesday he had not used any of his connections to plead for mercy for his son Jaycee, who is charged with "sheltering drug users".

Chan, an "anti-drug ambassador" appointed by the Chinese government in 2009, made the statement during an interview with Xinhua news agency.

"I also want him (Jaycee) to be anti-dug ambassador one day when he is released and he will tell his experience to the young people," the 60-year-old actor said.

Jaycee, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested in Beijing in August after testing positive for marijuana. Police found 100 grams of the drug in his home.

Jackie Chan apologised publicly then for "failing to educate" his son.

Jaycee was arrested with Taiwanese actor-singer Kai Ko, who has since been released but has been banned from showbusiness in China.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate said in a brief statement on Monday it had begun legal proceedings against him for the crime of "sheltering drug users".