Every now and then, there are times in the world of esports and gaming where consumers come across the most bizarre of headlines. This is certainly one of those occasions, as the Bren Esports organization is finding itself in the news for all the wrong reasons.
In what was a complete surprise to many, a breaking report stated that the Bren Esports owner, Bernard Chong, was wanted for his connection to a drug smuggling case. Chong, is the founder and owner of the popular organization, and he's now being sought by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), here are all the details of the shocking report.
Bernard Chong wanted for connection to drug smuggling
According to a recent report from a Philippines-based media outlet, Bilyonaryo, the issue in question stems from a 2019 drug smuggling case at the Manila International Container Port in the Philippines. Bernard Chong was allegedly one of the owners of Fortuneyield Cargo Services Corporation, which received the flagged drug shipment.
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Chong's connection was so apparent, that a warrant was issued for his arrest, and an appeal was recently rejected. Joey Moran, the International Operations Division Chief at NBI said in a statement to Bilyonaryo, "Drug smuggling is a very serious case and is an unbailable offense. The NBI is mandated to track down and arrest fugitives regardless of their status. As long as you have a warrant of arrest, you become a subject of a manhunt. However, Mr. Lu Chung can spare everyone the trouble if he surrenders and face the charges against him.”
The owner of Bren Esports is being hunted down on drug smuggling charges in a botched deal worth over $30 million— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) August 2, 2022
Dude allegedly attempted to smuggle 276 kilos of shabu (methamphetamine and caffeine mixture) but the plan was foiled pic.twitter.com/bQwrkvBCrP
It will be fascinating to see whether or not Chong turns himself in to the authorities, or if he indeed leads them o a full-fledged manhunt.
We'll be sure to monitor this case closely, and will make a point to update you should there be any further breaking developments.
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Featured image courtesy of Bren Esports.