Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Mail Suspected of Containing Illicit Drugs

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s controls for handling mail suspected of containing illicit drugs at U.S. Postal Service facilities. The Postal Inspection Service established the Proper Handling of Suspected Marijuana Parcels Mandatory Stand-Up Talk in FY 2019 as guidance for postal employees on how to handle mail suspected of…

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Drug Trafficker Admits Mailing Thousands of Packages containing Fentanyl, Meth and Heroin

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – January 9, 2020 SAN DIEGO – Erik Alexi Martineau, a U.S. citizen who was living in Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he mailed an estimated 7,800 parcels containing fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin from San Diego to locations throughout the U.S. Martineau pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge…

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USPS OIG Written Statement on Combatting the Opioid Crisis

January 25, 2018 Excerpt: The Postal Service faces a number of challenges that private companies do not when dealing with illicit narcotics in the mail. For instance, the Postal Service is obligated to deliver international parcels even though it did not originally receive them from the customer. The Postal Service receives limited electronic data about…

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