Postal Service unwittingly fuels opioid epidemic by delivering foreign drugs right to U.S. doorsteps
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.
“It comes from our postal system and their postal system into the United States. Unbelievable — the poison is coming in the mail to our communities,” said Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, in a recent floor speech. – READ MORE