The U.S.
Postal Inspection Service’s narcotics program is intended to protect U.S.
Postal Service employees at nearly 32,000 facilities from the dangers of
handling packages containing illegal narcotics and ensuring public trust in the
mail. The Postal Inspection Service conducts investigations of individuals
attempting to use the mail for drug trafficking. In fiscal year 2015, the
Postal Inspection Service seized about 34,000 pounds of marijuana from the

We initiated
this audit to address allegations regarding postal employees’ handling of
packages suspected of containing marijuana at seven post offices in the Capital
Metro, Great Lakes, Pacific, and Western areas.

The Investigation

– Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana – dated October 12, 2016
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