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Chinese comedian released on bail after gun, drug arrest in US
   2017-01-21 10:56:00    CRIENGLISH.com/Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Xu

Chinese comedian Zhou Libo (1st L) is released on bail at the First District Court in Hempstead, on Friday, January 20, 2017. [Photo: mnw.cn]

Chinese comedian Zhou Libo, who was arrested in Long Island, New York on Thursday for alleged illegal possession of a firearm and drugs, has been released on bail after he was arraigned on Friday at Nassau District Court.

According to the Nassau County police, 49-year-old Zhou and 30-year-old Tang Shuang were stopped at 12:07 am Thursday because their Mercedes-Benz was "being driven erratically and the operator was using a cell phone" on Bayville Road in Lattingtown.

During the investigation, a black handgun holster was seen on the rear seat of the vehicle, said the police.

Upon further investigation, a loaded Colt MKIV Mustang 380 pistol was recovered along with two clear plastic bags containing crack cocaine, added the police.

Both occupants were placed under arrest at the scene without incident.

Both men are charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Possession of a Firearm, the Nassau County police said. Zhou is also charged with Mobile Phone Use While Driving.

After his release, Zhou said that the loaded pistol in his vehicle is legal, but he didn't elaborate on who owned the firearm nor provided an explanation on the drugs.

According to Xinhua news agency, Zhou is expected to appear in court for his next hearing on March 9.  

Chinese comedian Zhou Libo (R) and his lawyer prepare to leave after Zhou was released on bail at Nassau District Court, the United States, on Jan. 20, 2017.[Photo: Xinhua]

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