Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to explain Saudi jewels

A BRAZILIAN judge yesterday ruled that former president Jair Bolsonaro must face questioning over reports he tried to illegally import jewellery worth US$3.2 million (RM14.5 million) gifted to him and his wife by Saudi Arabia.

The far-right ex-army captain has faced mounting questions over the October 2021 episode, in which customs officers allegedly seized undeclared diamond jewels, since Brazilian media reported on it last week.