Feds: FedEx may face charges on illegal drug shipments - Newsday
The unprecedented case being built against FedEx, the world's largest cargo airline, involves thousands of opioid pill shipments all over the country during the past decade, according to the two sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
United Parcel Service agreed in March to pay $40 million earned from shipment proceeds to settle the same Justice Department probe and acknowledged its role in knowingly making shipments for illegal online pharmacies. FedEx has declined to settle, and that's why, the sources said, the probe is moving toward criminal charges.
FedEx has taken a starkly different view of the law than UPS, promising to fight any potential charges and accusing the government of trying to get it to invade customer privacy by opening packages containing medication.