FedEx Indicted For Drug Dealing
It looks like one of America’s top delivery service companies stands accused of delivering more than just care packages.
FedEx has been indicted on 15 counts of illegal drug trafficking in a U.S. District Court in California.
According to a statement released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the courier knowingly performed these illegal shipping services.
The indictment follows a decade-long investigation and found that there were instances of “customers demanding packages of pills; delivery addresses included parking lots, schools, and vacant homes where people would wait for deliveries of drugs.”
Customers would even “jump on FedEx trucks and demand Internet pharmacy packages,” the document says.
Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president for marketing and communications of FedEx, argues in a statement that the company is not at fault. “We are a transportation company — we are not law enforcement,” Fitzgerald said, according to USA Today.
FedEx could be coughing up more than $800 million, the amount the government believed the company earned illegally.