Actor Gao Hu detained for drug offenses

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Beijing police on Tuesday announced the detention of actor Gao Hu, 40, for possession and use of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Actor Gao Hu [File photo]

Actor Gao Hu [File photo]

Gao confessed that he had been smoking marijuana and tested positive for the drug after his nabbing on Aug. 4.

Born in Qingdao, Shandong Province, Gao has acted in many well-known movies, including Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers of War" in 2011, and "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" in 2013.

Police also detained three others with Gao and seized about 7 grams of marijuana and 1 gram of methamphetamine.

There has been no shortage of drug-addled stars in China lately. Chen Wanning, a writer and director, was detained in late June for 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 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 reason. The following year, actor Zhang Mo, son of actor Zhang Guoli, was found smoking marijuana in his villa.

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