- Taiwan player Kurtis Lau “Toyz” Wai-Kin has been arrested by the local police
- He is believed to have some involvement in the illegal trade of drugs
- If Toyz is found guilty, he may receive up to 5 years in prison and as much as $180,000 fine
Alleged involvement with illegal drug trafficking gets former League of Legends elite Toyz arrested by the Taipei police.
Toyz Gets Arrested by The Police
Former League of Legends Hong Kong-born elite player, Kurtis Lau “Toyz” Wai-Kin, has found himself in a pinch. The professional gamer, once an elite esports athlete and coach, has allegedly participated in illegal marijuana smuggling.
Toyz used to be a professional player for the local Taipei Assassin League of Legends team. With him on board, the squad vanquished their Azubu Frost competitors and won the second season League of Legends World Championship in 2012. At one point Toyz became a coach and guided Fnatic to victory. Then he took a part in the management of G-Rex and Raise Gaming, before retiring from his direct involvement with esports and settling as an influencer on YouTube.
Following the indictment, Toyz has been arrested in Taipei by the local police on accounts of drug trafficking. Toyz will be put on trial for breaking the law and participating in the distribution of class two illegal drugs.
Things aren’t exactly promising for Toyz, as according to the Chief Prosecutor of the Taichung District Prosecutor’s office, the policemen that arrested the League player searched his home and ended up finding marijuana.
The Player Faces Up to Five Years in Prison
Numerous local news outlets have reported that the former League of Legends elite has been taken into custody. Some of them include reputable news sources such as Yahoo, China Times, and Taiwan English News. According to the latter, Toyz was seized by the police on 28 September and was immediately put through a drug test.
If Toyz is found guilty of illegally smuggling and distributing a class two drug, he faces up to five years in prison and up to a $180,000 fine. According to the rulings of the local Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act, class two drugs are narcotics such as opium and amphetamines.
The police are yet to officially release the results of the testing to the public. However, the police reportedly asked the court to keep Toyz in detention and have him questioned more.
The silver lining for the former professional athlete is that the authorities currently believe that the found marijuana was only for personal use and the player never intended on selling it to others.