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Popular Chinese Singer Yin Xiangjie Arrested for Drug Offence
   2014-12-27 15:46:58    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Yangyang

Yin Xiangjie (R) accepts the honor of volunteer at the ceremony of of an anti-drug campaign on Dec 5th, 2007. [File Photo: CFP]

Popular Chinese singer Yin Xiangjie, has been arrested on Christmas day by Beijing police for drug offences, according to Beijing Morning Post.

The 45-year-old Beijing native shot to fame after singing "Boat Tracker's Love" in 1993, featuring fellow singer Yu Wenhua. He was once appointed as the publicity volunteer for an anti-drug campaign in 2007.

After Beijing Morning Post reported the news on its Weibo account, the Beijing Public Security Bureau also issued a statement through Weibo, saying that they have arrested a 45-year-old male singer, surnamed Yin, in an apartment in Beijing's Chaoyang District on December 25.

About 10 grams of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine was found on the scene.

Police said the man was tested positive for drugs and that he has confessed to the possession and use of drugs. The case is the latest addition to a series of such incidents involving top entertainers in China this year.

On December 22, Chinese star Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan was prosecuted in Beijing for allegedly providing a venue for drug users. The prosecution came three months after he was formally arrested following a drugs bust at his residence in the capital.

In August, actor Gao Hu, 40, was arrested for the possession and use of marijuana and methamphetamine. Gao has acted in many hit films, including Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers of War" in 2011, and "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" that was released in 2013.

Chen Wanning, a writer and director, was detained in late June for the possession and use of crystal methamphetamine. Chen's arrest came less than two weeks after director Zhang Yuan was arrested in Beijing for similar offenses. It was his second arrest on drug charges.

In March, Li Daimo, a popular reality TV star, was sentenced to nine months for hosting crystal meth parties at his apartment, according to the Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court.

In April 2011, Hong Kong actor Max Mok was arrested in Beijing for smoking marijuana, only three months after the arrest of rock singer Xie Tianxiao for the same offense. The following year, actor Zhang Mo, son of actor Zhang Guoli, was found smoking marijuana in his villa.

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