Police in the central state of Madhya Pradesh arrested two men last week for allegedly selling 20kg of marijuana that has been smuggled into other Indian states. Police said the men were selling cannabis on Amazon under the guise of selling stevia leaves, a natural sweetener.
According to message Reuters, Amazon has confirmed that it has cooperated and provided all the necessary information to law enforcement agencies. The company has also stated that it does not tolerate or condone in any way the placement of advertisements or the sale of illegal products and takes strict action against sellers who violate this policy.
Indian state police said Amazon India executives have been indicted under the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act.
At the same time, according to message The BBC, the Indian arm of Amazon, has denied reports that the company's executives were indicted after two men allegedly used the website to sell cannabis. Amazon India Seller Services was indeed named by the police in connection with a case in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, but no charges were allegedly filed while the case was being investigated by the authorities.
A source: reuters, bbc