Bolsonaro Targeted by Police in Probe Into Alleged Coup Plotters

February 08, 2024

(Bloomberg) -- Former President Jair Bolsonaro has to surrender his passport as he becomes one of the targets in a sweeping police operation against an alleged criminal organization that attempted to overturn the result of Brazil’s 2022 election. After Lula’s victory, the alleged plotters attempted a “coup d’état, with the support of military personnel with the knowledge and tactics of special forces,” the police said in a statement. While the former president denies any involvement, investigations have ensnared his allies and members of inner circle. It was not immediately clear who else was targeted by the police operation. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2024 Bloomberg L.P.