Xie Dong, a former pop singer famous for his song The
Smiling Face, has been taken into custody by Beijing police
for drug offences.
Beijing Times reports that Beijing police raided Xie
Dong's home in Shijingshan district on Saturday evening after
receiving an anonymous tip-off. Illegal drugs were found in a
drawer near Xie's computer.
On-site tests confirmed Xie Dong was under the influence of the
drug "ice", or methamphetamine, as well as speed, or "wagging head
pills", a drug that leads users into an extreme form of
Xie Dong's girlfriend was also taken into custody by police,
after also testing positive for ice.
Xie was one of the country's most pop stars back in the '90s
after releasing the hugely popular song The Smiling Face.
Sadly his career has dwindled in recent years.
(CRI.cn May 28, 2007)