UPS to pay $40 million for illegal drug deliveries

UPS agrees to $40 million fine to end US probe into deliveries for illegal online pharmacies. UPS also agrees to block further deliveries from suspect pharmacies. FedEx is still under investigation.

By Paul Elias

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Shipping company UPS agreed Friday to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to deliveries it made for illicit online pharmacies.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Atlanta-based company would also “take steps” to block illicit online drug dealers from using their delivery service.

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