BEIJING, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Police in Southeast China’s Fujian province have launched an investigation after a FedEx parcel despatched from the US was discovered to include a handgun, the most recent Chinese language-related downside to have an effect on the U.S. package deal supply agency.
Amid tense Sino-U.S. relations, Memphis-based FedEx is already dealing with scrutiny in China on suspicion it illegally held again greater than 100 Huawei packages after Washington in Could positioned the Chinese language telecoms big on a blacklist that successfully blocks U.S. companies from doing enterprise with it.
Police within the Jin’an district of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian, stated on Sunday on Weibo, a micro-blogging platform just like Twitter, that an unidentified sporting items firm had acquired the parcel despatched from a U.S. buyer through FedEx.
“Inside was a gun,” the Jin’an police stated on their official Weibo account. “This present day, the Fuzhou police have already impounded the gun and began an investigation into the case.”
FedEx, which has apologised for a number of incidents of Huawei packages being diverted, didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the Fuzhou incident exterior of regular enterprise hours. (Reporting by Tom Daly and Ma Rong; Further reporting by Brenda Goh in Shanghai; Enhancing by Mark Potter)