Since the beginning of 2019, ‘Where is Queiroz?’ has become something of a rallying cry in Brazil for those opposed to President Jair Bolsonaro. ‘Queiroz,’ in this case, is Fabrício Queiroz, the former driver and close advisor of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son. Regarded as the crucial element to blowing open corruption investigations that involve multiple members of the Bolsonaro family, Fabrício Queiroz had been on the run from the law for a year. That is, until this morning, when he was arrested in the state of São Paulo.
Fabricio Queiroz was taken into custody early on Thursday, being escorted out of a countryside property in the town of Atibaia, 60 kilometers north of São Paulo. The former advisor had been holed up at a home belonging to Frederick Wassef, the lawyer of both Jair and Flávio Bolsonaro.