UPDATE: NBI MEDICO-LEGAL CHIEF RELEASED FROM CUSTODY
There was an unhappy mood at the medico-legal office yesterday, the first working day without Reyes as chief. He was arrested last Wednesday and the succeeding four days were considered holidays.
"You can’t blame us for being sorry for what happened. It’s like losing not just a member of the family, but a father," said an NBI officer assigned to the Medico Legal Office.
Just like other NBI officials, Tenerife was saddened by the incident. "He’s a jolly good fellow and he always acted swiftly on any request. I just told him to hire a good lawyer.
Ricardo Diaz of the NBI-International Police (Interpol) likened Reyes’ case to a cancer operation. "It hurts at first but in the long run it would be for the good of the bureau."
Diaz also brushed aside apprehension that Reyes’ release would allow him to go in hiding. "We already arrested him, I don’t think he would hide but if he does, the NBI will catch him.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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