LUCENA CITY: A senior board member of Quezon province was arrested by the elements of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday afternoon for a case of estafa.
Lawyer Eboy Ramos, chief of NBI Lucena identified the suspect as third district board member Victor Abustan Reyes, 51, of Lourdes Subdivision, Barangay Sabang, Lucena City.
Ramos said that Reyes was arrested by the joint elements of Lucena-NBI and NBI-Manila (RAID) in his residence by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Wilfredo Fiel Navarro of the Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 19.
Reyes was arrested for an alleged P27-million failed transaction in purchasing a sea vessel.
However, during his arrest, Reyes was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lucena Doctors Hospital after feeling ill.