Brazil police say Batistas saved up to $44 mln with insider trading

SAO PAULO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The billionaire Batista brothers saved as much as 138 million reais ($44 million) through insider trading in May, when their investment vehicle sold shares of meatpacker JBS SA before signing a plea bargain deal that sent the stock plunging, Brazilian police said on Wednesday.

($1 = 3.13 reais) (Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Gabriela Mello; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)