Kurtis Lau "Toyz" Wai-kin has been arrested in Taipei on suspicion if drug trafficking.
The ex-League of Legends pro has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking marijuana, which is a class 2 illegal drug in Taipei. Getting caught with marijuana carries hefty fines and severe prison sentences. While the recreational use of marijuana is slowly becoming legal in many U.S. states, in Taiwan the drug is classified alongside opium and amphetamines.
According to Taiwan's Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act, any one found guity of possession of marijuana with the intention of selling it could face a minimum five-year fixed-term imprisonment, and in addition may be fined no more than five million New Taiwan dollars (US $179,691.)
Wai-kin is best known for being a League of Legends mid-laner for Taipei Assassin, winning the Season 2 World Championship. The now 29 year old has since retired from esports, instead opting to become an online influencer and vlogger.
According to a post made by Taiwain English News, Wai-kin was taken into policy custody on Tuesday where he underwent a drugs test. Police searched the ex-pro's home, where they found marijuana that they believed was intended to be sold. They petitioned the courts to keep him in custody for further questioning.