Nov 22, 2021

Police charge Amazon India executives in drug smuggling case

Senior executives at Amazon's business in India have been charged after two men allegedly used the website as part of a marijuana smuggling operation. State police said in a statement that executive directors of Amazon India had been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.This was due to "Differences in answers in documents provided by the company in response to police questions and facts unearthed by discussion," police said in a statement. The case is the latest legal issued for Amazon's Indian business, which is also facing a competition investigation in the country. Along with Flipkart, a subsidiary of US retail giant Walmart, Amazon India is being probed by regulators over claims that they gave preferential treatment to some sellers. In September, Amazon also reportedly launched an internal probe after claims that one or more of its Indian employees had bribed officials.

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