WT: Postal Service unwittingly fuels opioid epidemic by delivering foreign drugs right to U.S. doorsteps Lawmakers push bill to improve customs inspections

WT: Postal Service unwittingly fuels opioid epidemic by delivering foreign drugs right to U.S. doorsteps

Lawmakers push bill to improve customs inspections

| Monday, September 26, 2016

The new drug mules aren’t gang members or down-and-out ex-cons or even children trying to make a quick buck.

In fact, the latest players in drug trafficking often wear a uniform, drive a government car and are due to collect a taxpayer-backed pension when they retire — from the U.S. Postal Service.

Authorities say that the ongoing opioid epidemic is being fueled by the mail, tracing paths from India or China right to Americans’ doorsteps.... [Read more at the Washington Times]