REPORT: How Chinese drug dealers exploited the US Postal Service to ship in drugs
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NEW YORK — Chinese drug traffickers had some advice for American buyers of fentanyl: Let us ship it to you by regular mail. It might be slower than FedEx or UPS, but the opioid is much more likely to reach its destination through the U.S. Postal Service.
These cyber drug dealers wrote their U.S.-based customers — in emails later uncovered by federal investigators — that private delivery companies electronically tracked packages, allowing the easy identification of mail from suspect addresses and creating a bright trail connecting sellers and buyers of illegal fentanyl.
The Postal Service for years did not institute similar safeguards — and that gaping hole in the nation’s borders has not been fully closed despite legislation compelling its elimination. Fifteen percent of all packages from China are still not electronically tracked, and the figure rises to 40 percent for all packages from around the world entering the United States.
The report goes on to state the following:
Responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Congress passed a law in 2002 requiring advanced electronic data on every package coming into the United States through commercial companies, such as UPS and FedEx. Lawmakers feared terrorists could mail biological and other weapons into the country, and they needed a way to track suspicious parcels.
But the legislation exempted the Postal Service, which feared the new regulations would slow down delivery and be too costly to implement.
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Investigation: Fentanyl — 50 times more potent than heroin — has fueled the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.
Here is how the opioid flowed through the U.S. Postal Service and across the southern border. https://t.co/0PrUtWi0y4
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 23, 2019
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