USA: Postal Service Fails To Properly Internally Mail Seized Marijuana Packages, Audit Reveals

USA: Postal Service Fails To Properly Internally Mail Seized Marijuana Packages, Audit Reveals

Marijuana Moment reports.. Federal workers at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) aren’t adhering to internal shipping guidelines after discovering illegal marijuana packages in the mail, and seized cannabis is being lost—or stolen—in the shuffle. The agency’s failure to take steps to cover up the plant’s pungent smell is a key reason. That’s according to a new audit from the USPS’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which analyzed the agency’s handling of suspected marijuana shipments. The report, released last week, shows that USPS lost more than 200 packages believed to contain cannabis in fiscal year 2019—and a big part of the problem seems to be that “postal inspectors did not use suggested mailing methods.” Tracking data indicates that 188 of the 15,941 confiscated packages were lost because “policy recommends, but does not require, postal inspectors to use a more controlled mailing method.” The report notes that packages with marijuana “emit a strong odor and can be easily detected,” contributing to the problem and increasing “the risk of theft by postal employees processing this mail.” Source: Postal Service Fails To Properly Internally Mail Seized Marijuana Packages, Audit Reveals

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