DOUBLE BUST:Chin’s arrest came just a few days after news anchor Lulu Hsia’s brother was arrested for allegedly mailing cannabis from Australia to Taiwan
Date: Oct 09, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Actor Chin Yang (金陽), reportedly the boyfriend of actress Kuo Shu-yao (郭
書瑤), was arrested in Taipei on Wednesday for driving under the influence of marijuana and has been charged with violating the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act (毒品危害防制條例).
Police said Chin was initially pulled over for driving erratically, but after noticing a peculiar odor inside his vehicle, they executed a search and found a bag containing cannabis.
A police officer quoted Chin as saying that he had lived abroad for many years and had no idea that smoking marijuana is a criminal offense in Taiwan.
During questioning by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office, Chin said he purchased the cannabis from a foreigner who was selling the drug as they were entertaining and drinking with friends at a Taipei nightclub.
He was released under his own recognizance by prosecutors on Wednesday afternoon, under condition of restricted movement; he is not allowed to leave the nation. [FULL STORY]