Brazil police investigating Petrobras kickback scheme carry out search, seizure operations

Brazil's federal police department says it has carried out more than 50 search and seizure operations against people suspected of involvement in the kickback scandal engulfing state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Police aren't confirming the names of the suspects.

Police say in a statement that Tuesday's operations were authorized by the Supreme Court to prevent evidence from being destroyed. The operations took place at residences, offices, company headquarters, law firms and public institutions..