Suen Hing and Max Mok Siu Chung’s April 15th arrest by the Beijing police for marijuana, ketamine, and ice use became the talk of the town! After his arrest, Suen Hing revealed that there were two major parties who supplied mainland artists with drugs. Allegedly, due to the Beijing police’s recent narcotics crackdown involving artists, many artists with drug habits and the alleged suppliers have left town, resulting in a “Run for Life Trend!”
While eating dinner last Friday, Suen Hing and four of his friends were arrested by the police, who placed bags over the men’s heads and took them away in the freight elevator. Later, the police discovered three bottles of psychotropic drugs and a large bag of ketamine at Suen Hing’s apartment. Suen Hing may be charged with possession of drug substances or drug trafficking. The maximum penalty for the offenses was a death sentence. If Suen Hing were to be found guilty in drug possession for personal use, he would be mandated to enter a rehabilitation center to quit his drug addiction.
Reporters visited the detention center in Beijing’s Chaoyang District where Max Mok and Suen Hing were currently held for fourteen days. Allegedly, Max and Suen Hing were locked in on the third floor. The facility was a fully enclosed building with high security levels. The facility was surrounded by reflective paper and a fence, stationed with military personnel outside. According to a friend who visited Suen Hing at the detention center, he was in good health but extremely depressed spirits. Max Mok may allegedly face the lighter offense as compared to Suen Hing.
Former Colleagues Defend Max Mok’s Integrity
Reporters contacted Max Mok’s former girlfriend, Catherine Hung Yan, to ask whether their son had watched Max’s drug arrest video. Catherine replied, “My husband, Zhang Danfeng, is currently with my son. I don’t think he has seen the clip yet.” Since Catherine needed to continue working, she politely hung up.
Max’s good friend, Lawrence Ng Kai Wah, visited him at the Beijing detention center. “I do not believe he possessed drugs. He leads a healthy lifestyle and is a Buddhist. I think he was dragged into this by friends! I hope he can be released quickly! When I saw the arrest video yesterday, I had a bad feeling. The Hong Kong police and mainland authorities handle matters so differently. I was a bit scared when I watched the video and you have to be careful not to commit any wrongs!”
Max’s former colleague, Amy Chan Sau Man, praised Max for having being a nice person. The pair has not been in touch for a long time. Amy said, “Artists have to be extremely careful. If you commit any wrong, you have to face greater consequences than normal people. I hope he will be okay!”
Eddie Cheung Siu Fai said, “I knew Max from playing together in the Hong Kong Celebrity Soccer Team. I did not watch the arrest video. Was it a misunderstanding? Maybe he took only a puff? The Max I knew did not have any bad habits. We would only have a few drinks together.”
Mainland Police Decided to Use Max Mox and Suen Hing as Examples
Allegedly, the mainland police hoped to deter drug use in China and focused on Hong Kong and Taiwanese celebrities who violated narcotics law. The police made an example out of Max Mok and Suen Hing since they were not considered super stars and the police’s campaign would not step upon the heavyweights within the Hong Kong and Taiwanese entertainment industry.
Compiled from Orientaldaily and the Sun
Jayne: Max Mok’s televised arrest and Suen Hing’s arrest are definitely very high profile. I thought Max Mok was intentionally humiliated by an enemy. Perhaps the Sun’s speculation was true, that the Beijing police chose to use them as examples because Max and Suen Hing did not have powerful allies to protect them.
So Max and Suen Hing are friends? Or they just happened to be arrested on the same day?