Taipei - An aghast Lin Feng-jiao was in the house when her son with movie star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, was taken away in handcuffs in a crackdown on drugs, reported Apple Daily yesterday.
The report said Jaycee, who will turn 32 in December, was arrested in his foot spa in Beijing on Aug 14, before testing positive for marijuna.
The police then searched his home in Naga Shangyuan, a block of luxury apartments, and found more than 100g of marijuana in a safe.
Former actress Lin witnessed her son being taken away in handcuffs by the police, said the report citing unnamed sources. She was "petrified" but recovered to call her husband, who was overseas, added the report.
But Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Daily News said the couple were in Hong Kong when their son was arrested on Aug 14.
The couple had not commented on the arrest as of yesterday afternoon, but Chan has been busy finding a good lawyer and making sure that his son is taken good care of in the detention centre, said Apple Daily.
Ming Pao Daily News, citing rumours, said the authorities had refused to let Chan visit his son, as they had not completed their investigation.
Central News Agency said the parents of Kai Ko - the 23-year-old celebrity friend of Jaycee who was arrested with him after the police received a tip-off from residents - were allowed to visit him this afternoon. Everyone in the family shed tears, said the report.
However, there is online talk that Jaycee has been getting special treatment from the Chinese media, said Apple Daily.
Netizens have noted that in Chinese television footage of the arrest, Jaycee's entire head was pixelated, but only Kai's eyes were digitally masked. Although the actors were arrested at the same time, only Ko's name was circulated in the early rumours about the arrest on Sunday.
Since the news of the arrest, Naga Shangyuan has also been in the spotlight.
Apple Daily said Chan bought two units in the block in 2006 and gave them to Jaycee on his 28th birthday in 2010. As a spokesman for the apartments, he was able to buy the 660 sq m units at a discounted rate of 44 million yuan, said the report.
The apartments are popular with Hong Kong stars. Actors Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Daniel Wu are said to own units.