‘ TWENTY SEVEN PEOPLE ARRESTED BY BRAZILIAN POLICE OVER PETROBRAS CORRUPTION CASE ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRAZIL (Rio De-Janeiro) – Nov.15 – Twenty-seven people were arrested by Brazilian police in connection with a corruption case involving state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

'Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras graft case '

‘Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras graft case ‘

Among the arrestees is the former director of engineering and services, Renato Duque, AFP reported.

Thirty police teams took part in the arrests that swept the country.

Police also searched 11 companies during the operation and seized $277 million worth of assets belonging to 36 individuals and three companies.

The breakthrough in the case against Petrobras reportedly came after former official Paulo Roberto Costa made a plea deal with the prosecutors, revealing that the firm gave out millions of dollars to politicians of the ruling Workers Party between 2004 and 2012.

According to police, a total of around $3.9 billion was paid out during that time.

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