India police rate Amazon pros in alleged marijuana smuggling case

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Indian police stated on Saturday that they had charged senior executives of Amazon.com’s native unit beneath narcotics regulations in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling by the use of the web store.

Police within the central Madhya Pradesh state arrested two males with 20 kg of marijuana on Nov. 14 and located they had been the usage of the Amazon India web page to reserve and additional smuggle the substance within the guise of stevia leaves, a herbal sweetener, to different Indian states.

Amazon photo

State police stated in a remark that government administrators of Amazon India had been being named as accused beneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act because of variations in solutions in paperwork supplied by means of the corporate based on police questions and info unearthed by means of dialogue.

Police didn’t expose what number of executives had been charged.

The police, who had in the past summoned and spoken to Amazon executives within the case, estimate that about 1,000 kg of marijuana, price more or less $148,000, used to be bought by the use of Amazon.

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Amazon stated in a remark that it does no longer permit the list and sale of legally prohibited merchandise, including that it takes strict motion in opposition to dealers in case of any contravention.

“The issue was notified to us and we are currently investigating it,” Amazon stated of the alleged marijuana smuggling.

A marijuana plant. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Indian government have lately intensified their efforts to crack down on illicit medication. Many high-profile Indian actors and TV personalities were beneath scrutiny from narcotics officers since closing 12 months.

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Reporting by means of Saurabh Sharma Writing by means of Sankalp Phartiyal, Editing by means of William Maclean

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