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Prosecutors drop drug trafficking case against FedEx

A criminal trial nearly two years in the making alleging FedEx knowingly delivered illegal prescription drugs to dealers and addicts ended suddenly Friday when prosecutors moved to dismiss all charges against the shipping giant.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco granted the request in a two-page order that did not indicate why prosecutors were dropping the case.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said it would have no comment on the decision.

FedEx was indicted in 2014, and the trial began on Monday.

In court on Friday, Breyer said FedEx was "factually innocent." He said the company repeatedly asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement...

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