BRASILIA, Brasil- Brasil Federal police claimed they was an inquiry into the alleged forgery of COVID-19 vaccination cards, Brazil's Federal Police searched former president Jair Bolsonaro's residence and took his phone on Wednesday. Numerous other places were also qsearched, and 12 people were under arrest, according to police.
During a press conference, the former president and his wife, Michelle, both acknowledged that his home had been searched.
An anonymous police official who was not authorized to speak publicly claimed Bolsonaro would be questioned at the Federal Police headquarters and that one of his closest aides, Mauro Cid, had been detained.
In response to a question regarding the search of Bolsonaro's residence, the press office for the Federal Police released a statement stating that police were conducting 16 searches and making six arrests in Rio de Janeiro in connection with the introduction of false information about the COVID-19 vaccine into the country's healthcare system. Bolsonaro or Cid were not mentioned in the statement.
According to local media, Bolsonaro, his aides, and members of his family had manipulated vaccination records. According to the police statement, the inquiry concentrated on cards that were changed to meet the necessary vaccination criteria for entry into the United States.
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