Brazil’s former Minister of Justice and Public Security Anderson Torres, who was in charge of security in Brasilia during

the invasion of government buildings last week, has been arrested on suspicion of “omission” and “connivance”.

Torres, who was former right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s justice minister, was arrested after returning to Brazil on Saturday after a vacation in Florida,

the same US state that Bolsonaro had travelled to after losing the election to current President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The ex-minister said on Thursday that evidence produced by police was taken out of context when his home was raided this week.

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered Torres’s arrest on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear what the charges were

The new justice minister, Flavio Dino, said that the authorities would give Torres until Monday to return to Brazil or he would face extradition.