Senior executives of Amazon’s native unit have been charged beneath narcotics legal guidelines in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling by way of the net retailer, the police mentioned right this moment. Madhya Pradesh Police arrested two males with 20 kg of marijuana on November 14 and located they have been utilizing Amazon India web site to order and additional smuggle the substance within the guise of stevia leaves, a pure sweetener, to different states.
The police mentioned in a press release that government administrators of Amazon India have been being named as accused beneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act attributable to variations in solutions in paperwork supplied by the corporate in response to police questions and info unearthed by dialogue.
Police didn’t disclose what number of executives have been charged.
The police, who had beforehand summoned and spoken to Amazon executives within the case, estimate that about 1,000 kg of marijuana, price roughly $148,000, was offered by way of Amazon.
Amazon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Nonetheless the corporate has beforehand mentioned it was investigating whether or not there was any non-compliance by a vendor.
The authorities have in recent times intensified their efforts to crack down on illicit medicine. Many high-profile actors and TV personalities have been beneath scrutiny from narcotics officers since final yr.