FedEx driver questioned over hundreds of packages in woods – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
HAYDEN, Alabama (AP) – The recent discovery of hundreds of packages in a wooded area north of the most populous city of Alabama led authorities to question a FedEx driver, a sheriff said on Monday.
As many as 400 packages of varying sizes were found in a ravine last week about 50 kilometers north of Birmingham, authorities said. The discovery was made on private property near the small town of Hayden in Blount County, Sheriff Mark Moon said.
The county sheriff said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page that investigators spoke to security personnel at the Memphis, Tennessee-based company and identified a driver.
The driver’s name was not disclosed and Moon did not indicate whether charges were possible.
The company said in a statement that the person involved was no longer providing service to FedEx Ground and added that it was cooperating with law enforcement with its investigation.
“The security of our customers ‘shipments is a top priority and we are committed to handling our customers’ packages with the utmost care,” FedEx said, adding that it will deliver collected packages where possible and seek a solution for any damaged shipment.
Following the discovery, MPs guarded the site and FedEx sent several trucks and drivers from the south to take the packages, according to the sheriff.
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