Brasilia: A Brazilian senator allied to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money “between his buttocks” during a police raid investigating diversion of public funds for fighting the coronavirus, local media reported on Thursday.
They found 30,000 reales ($5,300) in cash, part of which was discovered in Rodrigues’s underwear, including “between his buttocks,” said major outlets including O Globo, Folha de S. Paulo and Estadao, quoting sources from the investigation.
The federal police confirmed to AFP they were trying to dismantle a “possible criminal scheme diverting public funds” set aside to combat the outbreak in Roraima state.
Rodrigues meanwhile issued a statement saying the police “did their job carrying out a search as part of an investigation in which I’m cited,” although he made no mention of the cash nor where it was allegedly found.
He complained that he’d had his “home invaded just for doing my job as a legislator” and insisted he had done nothing wrong.