Singer de­tained on drug charges

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Pros­e­cu­tors in Beijing’s Feng­tai dis­trict said on Wed­nes­day they have ap­proved the de­ten­tion of popular Chi­nese singer Yin Xiang Jie, sus­pected of us­ing drugs and il­le­gally pos­sess­ing drugs. Beijing po­lice ar­rested the 45-year-old in an apart­ment on Dec 25 and seized more than 10 grams of drugs, in­clud­ing crys­tal metham­phetamine, or “ice”. Po­lice said Yin, a Beijing na­tive, who be­came fa­mous in 1993, con­fessed to pos­sess­ing and tak­ing drugs at the time.

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