FedEx has been charged with knowingly delivering pharmaceutical drugs from illegal internet pharmacies in an indictment released July 17 by a federal grand jury, reports Courthouse News Service.

According to the indictment, FedEx was warned by federal law enforcement officials in 2004 that the illegal pharmacies were using its delivery services to ship prescription drugs.

“This indictment highlights the importance of holding corporations that knowingly enable illegal activity responsible for their role in aiding criminal behavior,” said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag according to Courthouse News.

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The indictment only named FedEx entities as the defendants, including FedEx Corp., FedEx Express and FedEx Corporate Services. Some of the drugs listed as being shipped by FedEx include Ambien, Diazepam, Alprazolam (Xanax), and Clonazepam.

Based on reports from Courthouse News, FedEx could face fines of up to $820 million if convicted of all the charges in the 15-count indictment.

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The Nation reports that the Bank of Thailand supports Thai businesses and investors using yuan when doing business with China.

Chantavarn Sucharitakul, BOT assistant governor for the Financial Markets Operations Group, said, according to The Nation, that Beijing is rapidly reducing regulations surrounding the international use its currency to promote its use in transactions in the region.

“Thai investors should learn how to use the currency as a means for trade and investment in order to provide them with additional trading channel because the yuan’s importance and popularity will increase in the future even though it is not widely accepted and fully liberated at the moment,” Sucharitakul said.

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China is Thailand’s number one trading partner and the Kingdom’s trade with China increased from $57 billion USD in 2011 to $65 billion in 2013.

The Nation reports that using yuan in transactions with Chinese counterparts results in a lower price for Thai importers and exporters, due to the lessened foreign exchange risk.

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