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Mail Threat Alert - February 2022

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Dangerous Mail Analysis

File.February’s mail threats rose both in total number and effectiveness in the attacks.  International threats doubled what happened in January and with Canada receiving the bulk of the events. Much of what was delivered was in the form of letters containing white-powder substances, aimed at the regional government leadership.


  • There were several instances with 3D-printed guns, ammunition, and weapon components that brought federal charges. As in previous months, drugs shipments, or smuggling, remain prevalent both in residences and offices settings. 
  • This month’s mail-borne attacks hit all of the traditional categories – with the exception of explosives.  The use of white-powder substances, the delivery of suspicious packages, and hoaxes caused multiple shutdowns.  The use of legal mail as a means to smuggle contraband into facilities caused several overdoses and hospitalizations.

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