Here is a great post from the Agora forums posted back in Feb 2014 by DrMDA.
As the title suggested, the post is a guide on how to legally accept any drug package even if it is compromised or contains a large amount of illegal drugs.
The post is an excerpt taken from the book “Drug Interdiction: Partnerships, Legal Principles, and Investigative Methodologies for Law Enforcement”.
This post mainly applies to the laws in the US, but is a very interesting read to say the least!
I would also like to point out that laws change as time passes so this could be outdated by the time you read it.
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“Parcel systems -private, commercial, or the U.S. Postal Service – are extremely popular for the transportation of narcotics among drug traffickers.
Drug traffickers and drug trafficking organizations have used this method of transportation for a number of years.
The transportation of narcotics using various parcel systems has been exploited, and it continues to be a popular method of transportation, because it is relatively safe and inexpensive.
These parcel systems are occasionally monitored by law enforcement, but in most cases, not enough. This type of investigation is difficult to prove and takes extensive investigative effort.
This chapter will outline and provide an introduction to parcel investigations as an investigative tool.
Parcel task force groups will be explained in detail along with their role in the investigation of organizations using parcel systems.
Parcel facilities will be described, as well as instructions for training parcel staff in the detection of individuals using commercial package locations to ship narcotics.
Commercial staff will be trained in the behavior and characteristics of criminal activity displayed by traffickers while using the parcel system to facilitate the drug trade.
Investigative techniques such as controlled deliveries and the use of tracking devices will be discussed in detail.
What can law enforcement do to combat individuals and organizations using the parcel systems to transport and ship narcotics? It is not always easy.
Millions of parcels and packages are shipped throughout the world on a daily basis.
Trying to segregate those parcels which contain narcotics is a difficult task, to say the least.
There are a number of investigative efforts that can be used in this environment.
First and foremost, a properly trained drug canine team needs to be in place to conduct these types of operations. Without such a resource, parcel cases are virtually impossible to make. The drug canine is the ultimate instrument in the development of probable cause for the opening of a suspected drug parcel. The canine should be a single-purpose drug dog whose handler trains in the parcel/package environment.
There are three different types of business which law enforcement should seek out when establishing a parcel interdiction group.
First is the commercial private system, such as the United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express, Airborne Express, DHL Worldwide Express, and other freight services such as Roadway and Yellow Freight Company.
Then there are the independent parcel companies including franchises such as Pac n’Send, Mail Boxes Etc., Zip-N-Ship, and others.
The U.S. Postal Service is the third type of parcel business that we will be exploring for suspicious activity.
With respect to the U.S. Postal Service, state and local law enforcement officials must deal with the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office, which has primary jurisdiction over all U.S. mail.
The U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office works closely with other federal agencies, including the U.S. Customs Service, which inspects parcels and other cargo entering the borders of the UnitedStates.
State and local law enforcement, as well as federal authorities, do not have jurisdiction in the investigation of narcotics shipped through the U.S. Postal Service.
The U.S. Postal Inspector has a number of offices located throughout the United States. The Postal Inspector’s Service monitors parcels through its system and can provide historical information on previous parcels delivered to a particular location. It also has tracking capabilities of anticipated suspect drug parcels.
The U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office works closely with state and local law enforcement to conduct joint operations, including controlled deliveries.
If a state or local law enforcement does not have a relationship with respect to a drug parcel unit, the Postal Inspector’s Service is a good partner that can assist in drug parcel operations.
When forming a drug parcel squad, the law enforcement agency should reach out to the Postal Inspector’s Office for the purpose of partnering in investigations.
Commercial private systems are typically extremely cooperative with law enforcement in drug parcel investigations.
Drug parcel groups should approach company management and the loss prevention officer to initiate a program.
Independent parcel companies, which are franchise companies, generally provide services for small business needs such as packing and shipping, and providing business addresses.
These small postal service centers are extremely popular locations for drug traffickers to send and receive drug parcels.
Many of these facilities have mailbox rentals available.
Let us examine some of the possible indicators of criminal activity with respect to parcel investigations.
These indicators are not all-inclusive; however, they have been found to be typical of the behavior and conduct of individuals who are using parcel systems to facilitate drug transportation.
This behavior is typically identified during a face-to-face encounter at a commercial and independent parcel service.
Observation is typically made at the counter when an individual is shipping or receiving parcels.
Some of these indicators of possible criminal activity are:
- Sender displays nervous tendencies
- Sender asks many questions as to the details of the delivery of parcel
- Sender information is fictitious
- Receiver address may not be correct; for example, a vacant lot or vacant residence
- Receiver name may be fictitious
- Handwritten or typed airbills
- Handwritten or typed labels; business-to-business labels.
- Sender requests next-day air delivery and will pay a higher rate without question
- New boxes
- Contents are not what is described
- Unusual contents described
- Sender arrives late or very close to closing time to mail parcel
- Sender calls facility to see what time it closes
- Sender is a first-time customer
- Sender has a continuous pattern of suspicious activity
- Mailbox rental receives parcels from source area and no other mail
- Parcel addressed from individual to individual or business to business
- Sender appears rushed and nervous, and provides contradictory information about the parcel
- Strong odor emanating from parcel, possible masking agents
- Scented dryer sheets
- Axle grease
- Foam insulation
- Motor oil
- Parcel box flaps heavily glued
- Incorrect zip code
- Surveillance of location by receiver of a parcel
- Cash and corporate labels utilized
- Overall suspicious behavior of sender or receiver
An individual who asks many questions about parcel delivery such as the exact time of delivery may be suspect.
Fictitious sender information such as name, address, and telephone number is common because the sender does not want to be identified.
Receiver address may not be correct, for example, a vacant lot or an unoccupied residence that may be for sale.
The trafficker may be waiting at a vacant residence that is for sale or at a residence that is not theirs that they are just using for a delivery.
There may have been surveillance to confirm this.
A vacant lot or vacant residence is a common delivery destination, where the delivery driver may drive by and a person would flag him down, asking him if he had a package for that location.
Once parcel staff has been trained to conduct operations on sorting facilities and independent operational locations, investigators may utilize a drug canine team to conduct random examinations at these facilities.
In the case of independent operations, the canine team may routinely conduct random examinations of parcels.
This process can be done quietly in areas away from the public.
Typically, when a parcel is received at the facility, it is placed in a routing area with other parcels.
The canine team can be deployed to examine parcels at the location.
Outgoing and incoming parcels may be examined.
In random examinations at sorting facilities such as UPS, Federal Express, and Airborne, investigators may conduct visual examinations of parcels, later segregating those parcels for examination by the canine team.
It is not recommended that the drug dog be placed on a sorting belt for examination of parcels. The dog will lose interest if “loaded” parcels (parcels with drugs) are not placed for it to find, or the dog will tire after a time. Suspicious parcels should be segregated for the canine team to examine.
When the canine team advises the investigator that the dog has alerted for the odor of narcotics in a suspected parcel, an investigation commences.
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