FedEx faces arraignment for drug trafficking charges

Federal prosecutors say the shipping company conspired to ship controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies

In the shipping industry, it can be nearly impossible for a carrier to vet the contents of every package without violating the privacy of customers. However, a case going to federal court on July 29 will determine whether or not law enforcement agencies can impose more stringent rules on shippers, requiring them to confirm that packages do not contain controlled substances or illegal drugs sold by unregulated online marketplaces.

On July 17, shipping giant FedEx Corp. was indicted in a San Francisco federal court for conspiracy to traffic controlled substances for online pharmacies. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.

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