PDEA launches manhunt against Bren Esports owner due to illegal drugs
BERNARD “BREN” CHONG – The owner of the Esport organization, Bren Esports, was declared wanted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) due to alleged illegal drug smuggling.
Chong, the founder of Bren Esports and one of the bosses of World Balance and Lyka Philippines, was linked to the smuggling of illegal drugs worth 1.8 billion pesos.
According to broadcast journalist Anthony “Ka Tunying” Taberna, the warrant of arrest against Chong was served by Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 13 last year but only now the manhunt was launched against him.
Chong was charged with drug smuggling for being one of the bosses of the cargo company, Fortuneyield Cargo Services Corporation, that was used to transport illegal drugs.
PDEA said that the founder of Bren Esports was the one who paid to transport a container that was declared plastic resin but contained illegal drugs.
Apparently, the Bureau of Immigration did not issue any hold departure order against Chong which is why it is possible that he’s no longer in the country.
Meanwhile, the businessman denied the allegations against him and stressed that he was just an investor in the said cargo company.
“Some of you may only know me as a part of the Esports community but in reality I’m a much broader person than just that, I’m an Angel Investor and Entrepreneur. I invest in companies/startups that I believe has great potential or start my own,” he said.
“I invest in people who has great ideas, and more so, to individuals whom I see goodness and great talent,” he added.
Taberna, on the other hand, urged Chong to surrender to the authorities.
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