A key ally of Brazil’s president has been arrested after anti-corruption officers discovered a wad of banknotes in the underpants he was wearing.
Police initially found 10,000 reais (£1,380) and £4,650 inside a safe in Senator Chico Rodrigues’ house during a search on Wednesday.
He then asked if he could go to the bathroom – and according to the police report, an officer noticed a large, rectangular bulge under the senator’s shorts as he walked off.
“Found inside his underwear, near his buttocks, were stacks of money that totalled 15,000 reais (£2,000),” the report stated.
When asked a further three times whether he had any additional cash stowed in his underpants, the senator angrily shoved his hand into his underwear to retrieve more stacks of bills totalling 17,900 reais (£2,500).https://28125713e74bc2dbbab94215a710d7b7.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.htmlAdvertisement
A subsequent search turned up another 250 reais (£35).
Rodrigues, Jair Bolsonaro’s deputy leader in the Senate, has now been suspended.