Federal Police Investigate Rio’s Public Transport Companies

Corruption in the sector has led to higher tariffs and deterioration of the service according to investigators.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The federal police in Brazil continued to serve arrest and search and seize orders in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday morning, as part of an on-going investigation into the city’s public transportation system.

On Tuesday night a judge blocked more than R$520 million in bank accounts from bus transportation owners and Rio’s main transport federation.

“I determine the seizure of assets and properties of those investigated and of the legal entities linked to them,” wrote Judge Marcelo Bretas in his decision.

The investigation, dubbed Operação . . .

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