Hundreds of FedEx packages were found dumped in Alabama ravine, sheriff says


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By Grégory Lemos

Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered dumped in a ravine on Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff’s office.

MPs responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. on Facebook.

“I hope we will have answers soon,” the office said.

A regional FedEx official responded to the scene, the sheriff’s office said, and the company “dispatched several trucks and drivers from across the south” to begin loading packages at sunrise Thursday.

An update from the sheriff’s office Thursday morning said officials were “making a dent” in the cleanup and recovery efforts.

In a statement to CNN, FedEx said “the security of our customers ‘shipments is a top priority and we are committed to handling our customers’ packages with the utmost care.”

“We are taking measures to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible,” the statement said. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are investigating this situation and will take appropriate action.”

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CNN’s Dakin Andone contributed to this report.


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