The NBI has issued a warrant for Bernard Chong, the founder and owner of Bren Esports, for his suspected involvement in a $1.87 billion (or $33.6 million) methamphetamine smuggling case. In 2019, an investigation into the smuggling of drugs into the Philippines at the Manila International Container Port got underway. Chong is alleged to have a connection to the drugs probe as one of the owners of Fortuneyield Cargo Services Corporation, which served as the collector of the heroin cargo. Bren Esports Owner is Wanted
The drug trafficking case at the Manila International Container Port in the Philippines began in 2019. As one of the shareholders of Fortuneyield Cargo Services Corporation, the collector of the cocaine shipment, Chong was allegedly connected to this drug case. On June 2, 2021, a warrant was issued for Chong’s arrest, and on April 29, 2022, the appeal was denied.
“Drug smuggling is a very serious case and is an unbailable offence,” National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) International Operations Division Chief Joey Moran said to Bilyonaryo. “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 faces the charges against him.” Bren Esports Owner is Wanted
Bren Esports, founded by Chong in 2017, has developed into one of the most well-known esports groups in the Southeast Asian region. Teams from Bren Esports compete in a number of video games, such as VALORANT and Wild Rift, among others. Chong is the founder of the social media site Lyka, as well as the sneaker company World Balance, in addition to being the owner of Bren Esports. Additionally, he is the franchisor of the Tim Hortons restaurant chain in the Philippines.