VIDEO. Brazil: Customs intercepted 3 million euros worth of jewelry in the bag of a collaborator of a Bolsonaro minister
Bolsonaro and the “diamond affair” could be the title of a spy novel as the affair is incredible. Yet it is very real. In 2021, the wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro receives a very nice gift from Saudi Arabia. A jewelry box from the Swiss luxury brand Chopard, with a watch, a diamond necklace, earrings, a ring, all worth 3 million euros.
While Brazilian law prohibits members of the government, including the head of state, from receiving gifts, Bolsonaro tries to repatriate them to his country without notifying customs. In the Sao Paulo airport, officials discovered this very expensive gift… in the backpack of an adviser to the Minister of Mines and Energy of Brazil. For a year, the president’s men tried to recover the jewelry from customs, without success. Now installed in the United StatesJair Bolsonaro risks prison for these bulky jewels.