Assets not bundled in android APK using eas build

I require() some audio assets in my code and the IPA produced by eas build for iOS does contain them, as supposed to, but the Android APK does not.
The documentation simply states that assetBundlePatterns does not apply for eas build and that all explicitly require():d assets should be included in the bundle.

I am using eas-cli version:
eas-cli/0.48.2 darwin-x64 node-v16.13.0

Any ideas?