The President of Brazil kept jewelry sets worth 32 lakh 75 thousand; Photo: File
Brasilia: A Brazilian court has given former president Bolsonaro 5 days to return expensive gifts from Saudi Arabia.
According to the international news agency, Bolsonaro received 2 expensive diamond jewelries from Saudi Arabia during his presidency, worth 3.2 million and 75 thousand dollars.
These jewelery sets were seized at the customs while the then Minister of Minerals and Energy was bringing them from Saudi Arabia for President Bolsonaro and he was allowed to carry the jewelery only at the request of the President.
However, the president kept the jewelery instead of submitting it, as under Brazilian law, government officials can only keep personal gifts of the lowest value.
After the deprivation of the presidency, this case reached the federal court.
The court ordered to deposit the jewelery as well as two valuable pistols of the UAE in the presidential palace, saying that 5 days are given to deposit the gifts.