Mail systems all over the world face the same issue; how to stop people from shipping illegal drugs through the system. Most Commonly, drugs ordered from Dark Net Marketplaces, are shipped through the U.S. postal service. Congress is now calling on the Obama Administration to figure out how to fight the growing movement of these drugs through the mail.
“As long as there are these substances out there that are ruining people’s lives, we as a society are going to have to do what we can to fight that,” William H. Jones, Dorchester County State Attorney, said.
The U.S. Senate committee of Finance said that non-letter class mail that comes into the U.S. through foreign postal services aren’t screened the same as packages that enter through private carriers, such as FedEx, and UPS. This makes illegal drugs like heroin, easier to ship into the United States. This is estimated to happen on a daily basis; sometimes multiple times a day.
“Heroin has been a real problem and it’s killing people in addition to ruining lives. The question is, can we do it better and always the answer to that is yes we’re going to be looking for ways to do it