262,000 suspicious mail items in 2021.   6,300 threats  —  are you prepared?

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Mail Threat Alert - October 2021

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Mail Security Analysis

Mail Security Alert - October.October’s reported mail threats continued on a downward trend. However, the events reported were more extreme than recent months.

Drug-related incidents continued to increase, with a significant emphasis on the prisons and jails. Paper impregnated with multiple forms of illegal narcotics continue to show up in “legal mail” sent to inmates.

Because detainees have a right to privacy in legal correspondence, corrections facilities are under increased pressure on to intercept drugs without violating inmate rights.

Combined with the increased screening of correctional staff and personnel to minimize smuggling, legal mail will continue to stress jail and prison security.

United States Mail Security Incidents

  • US Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Capitol Hill office receives a package with ‘suspicious substance’ – Washington DC

  • X-ray of the package at Alaska Capitol identifies deactivated grenade and rifle round – Juneau, Alaska

  • Man accused of smuggling drugs into multiple Georgia prisons with paper – Multiple Cities, Georgia

  • Letter filled with contraband leads to charges – Nevada, Missouri

  • Drug found in suspicious package – Crossville, Tennessee

  • Authorities investigating a suspicious package at Pahrump courthouse – Pahrump, Nevada

International Mail Security Incidents

  • Bomb explodes at CID headquarters in Naypyitaw –Naypyitaw, Myanmar

  • Suspicious envelope of white powder delivered to premises in Spinningfields sparks major alert

  • French teacher receives death threat containing photo of slain Samuel Paty

  • PM Janša, Defence Minister Tonin receive threats by mail – Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Man’s plan to deliver drugs via Lalamove foiled after deliveryman mistakenly sends it to neighbor

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