Quick Answer: What Does USPS Do If They Find Drugs?

What happens when a package is intercepted?

Upon request, items are intercepted at the delivery destination Post Office™ and then returned to the sender or Held for Pickup at the delivery Post Office as Hold for Pickup (but not to a PO Box™).

USPS Package Intercept® is not a guaranteed service and certain conditions apply..

How do you tell if your package has been intercepted?

Automated customer notification on the status of the service request is available through email, the USPS Package Intercept application status report online at Business Customer Gateway or customer extract file through the Product Tracking System.

What does intercepted mean on USPS tracking?

For a fee, USPS Package Intercept® lets the sender or recipient stop delivery or redirect a package, letter, or flat that is not out for delivery or already delivered. Most domestic mailings with a tracking or extra services barcode are eligible for Package Intercept. You can only request a Package Intercept online.

How long does it take a package to leave a distribution center?

If mail is delivered to a National Distribution Center (NDC) prior to 16:00, the Service Standard is 1-5 days from that date. SCF Mail delivered prior to 16:00 on a Friday or Saturday has a Service Standard of 1-4 days.

Does USPS check packages for drugs?

The USPS, as well as partnering law enforcement agencies, simply don’t have the resources to try to figure out where the drugs are coming from and who’s expecting them. However, it would be unfair to fault the USPS in the matter; they are just not equipped to scan and investigate each package.

Do drug dogs smell USPS packages?

For starters, one key detection method – drug-sniffing dogs – can’t be used; the dogs could die just from sniffing fentanyl or fentanyl-related substances through the outside of a package.

Why would the USPS Call me?

Scammers are calling USPS® customers and using a technique known as Caller ID Spoofing to make these calls appear to originate from a USPS phone number. The caller will explain that there is a package waiting to be delivered, but only after personal information is verified. Don’t take the bait.

Does the USPS XRAY packages?

Some of the mail that is sent through the United States Postal Service will pass through an X-Ray machine. There are no specific guidelines as to what may or may not be x-rayed, though mail sent to or through larger cities is likely to pass through an X-Ray machine.

Can USPS see what’s in my package?

Users can also receive USPS Tracking updates for incoming packages via separate email or text notifications. The dashboard displays mailpiece images for a seven-day period, while package information will display for 15 days after each package has been delivered.

What does it mean when mail is intercepted?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Postal interception is the act of retrieving another person’s mail for the purpose of ensuring that the mail is not delivered to the recipient, or to spy on them.

Do USPS workers steal packages?

The overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees work conscientiously to move the nation’s mail to its proper destination. Unfortunately, a small number of employees abuse the public’s trust by delaying or stealing the mail.

What happens if USPS finds drugs in a package?

Unlike in criminal investigations, the ANP program does not require postal inspectors to obtain search warrants to open detained packages. Rather, they request consent from mailers or addressees to open detained packages. If there is no response after 21 days, packages are declared abandoned and can be opened.

What makes a package suspicious USPS?

Are sent unexpectedly or from someone unfamiliar to you. Are addressed to former employees or use improper job titles. Have no return address or cannot be verified as legitimate. Have unusual weight given the size, or are lopsided or leaking an unknown substance.

Can police open USPS packages?

If there is probable cause to believe the contents of a First-Class letter or parcel violate federal law, Postal Inspectors can obtain a search warrant to open the mail piece. Other classes of mail do not contain private correspondence and therefore may be opened without a warrant.

Why am I getting random packages from China?

While the origins of these mystery items are unconfirmed, the random packages may be a part of a similar scam of which people across the country are on the receiving end. Georgia resident Kelley Litty told WSB-TV that she received masks from China that she didn’t buy: “It says China on the label for masks.