Senior executives of Amazon’s native unit have been charged underneath narcotics legal guidelines in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling through the net retailer, the police mentioned at the 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 an announcement that govt administrators of Amazon India have been being named as accused underneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act resulting from 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 through Amazon.
Amazon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Nevertheless 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 medication. Many high-profile actors and TV personalities have been underneath scrutiny from narcotics officers since final yr.