CONFLICTS

Ex-Rio gov is latest top politician arrested in graft probe

FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral, right, attends the inauguration of a new Peacemaker Police Unit (UPP) in Fazendinha slum inside the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Federal police on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, arrested Cabral in his Rio apartment. Police commissioner Tacio Muzzi says the former state governor is suspected of receiving millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for building contracts. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral, right, attends the inauguration of a new Peacemaker Police Unit (UPP) in Fazendinha slum inside the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Federal police on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, arrested Cabral in his Rio apartment. Police commissioner Tacio Muzzi says the former state governor is suspected of receiving millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for building contracts. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former governor of Rio de Janeiro state has been arrested in a corruption probe roiling Brazil.

Federal police arrested Sergio Cabral in his apartment in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Police commissioner Tacio Muzzi says Cabral is suspected of receiving millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for building contracts.

Cabral is the latest top politician to be arrested in a massive corruption scheme emanating from state oil company Petrobras.

Prosecutors allege that more than $2 billion in bribes were paid in exchange for building contracts and favorable terms over a decade.

Dozens of politicians and top businessmen have been charged in the scheme. Several have been jailed.

Thursday's operation included the arrest of several other people connected to Cabral's administration.