Fugitive businessman Bren Chong has come out on Twitter to deny allegations that he is involved in the smuggling of P1.8 billion worth of shabu.
In a video post by Esports content producer Jake Lucky, Chong, whose family owns World Balance, said: “Jake, thank you for helping spread the word out. In regards to the article that was been written about me, all these are false. I never do any illegal stuff.”
“I hope the people who really spend time with me, who really knows me… they can be the character witness..to tell the world what kind of person I am. I believe in the justice system i think the truth will prevail and they protect the innocent,” added Chong who is popular among gamers because of his successful Bren Esports team.
Chong also posted a statement on his Twitter account to categorically deny the claims against him.
The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 13 issued an arrest warrant for Lu Chong on June 2, 2021. His camp appealed the decision but it was denied last April 29, paving the way for the warrant’s enforcement recently. His last known address is in Libis, Quezon City.
Authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle 276.3 kilos of shabu on May 31, 2019 at a Manila port through Fortuneyield Cargo Services.
The Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau listed Chong as president and general manager of Fortuneyield.
The owner of Bren Esports who was alleged of involvement in a botched drug smuggling valued at over $32 million, has responded to the allegations
He also tells me he’s invested into the cargo company that is the key figure in the allegations, a company which he remains hands off pic.twitter.com/oe95NLESVZ
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) August 2, 2022
Hello Twitter, as some of you may be aware, throughout the last few hours there have been several news articles written about my alleged involvement in a case in my home country, the Philippines.
— Bernard Chong (@brenchong) August 2, 2022