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