Amazon India accused of smuggling opium online
Madhya Pradesh: Indian police have accused a senior official of the popular online US store Amazon of smuggling marijuana (opium).
According to Al Arabiya News, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on November 14, police arrested two persons with 20 kg of opium, who were using Amazon India’s website to sell the drug. According to police, the suspects were selling the drug in other states under the name of natural sweetener stevia leaves.
According to a statement issued by the police, the executive director of Amazon India under the Drugs and Narcotics Act, based on discrepancies in the documents and facts provided by Amazon in response to questions asked by the police. Was named as a suspect and a court yesterday charged him with online trafficking of opium under narcotics laws, but police did not specify how many Amazon India executives were involved in the allegations. The crime has been committed.
Police had earlier issued summons to Amazon executives in the case, alleging that 1,000 kilograms of opium worth 48 148,000 had been sold through Amazon.
Amazon said in a statement that it does not allow the sale of illegal or prohibited products on its website and will take strict action against those who violate it. We were recently notified of the seizure of the drug and are currently investigating.