Case filed against Amazon officials for allegedly smuggling ganja

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Marijuana smuggling allegedly through e-commerce network, nearly a tonne of ganja was procured using the same platform in four months


The police of Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh has now registered a case against the executive directors of Amazon India in connection with the alleged smuggling. A case has been registered against him for allegedly smuggling marijuana (ganja) through e-commerce network. According to the official release, this case has been registered under the NDPS Act. The police have found a contradiction in the reply filed by Amazon. Police has collected evidence against Amazon.

Police said that a few days ago, Suraj and Bijendra Singh Tomar, who ran a roadside dhaba, were arrested with 20 kg of ganja. This ganja was allegedly procured from Visakhapatnam using Amazon.

Bhind Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh said that “they were sourcing narcotics for the last four months using major online shopping platforms. Nearly a tonne of ganja has already been procured by them using the same platform in the last four months. There were transactions worth Rs 1.10 crore during this period.

Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra also said that this is a matter of serious concern. He said, “There are no guidelines for online businesses. Will make guidelines for MP. Amazon was called but they are not cooperating. We will bring them. I appeal to the MD-CEO of Amazon to cooperate, otherwise we will initiate action.


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