Cocaine in Your Mailbox: Traffickers Increasingly Using Mail to Ship Drugs

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep your drugs from you, apparently. Drug traffickers are increasingly using U.S. Mail and commercial carriers such as FedEx to ship drugs out of the country. In fact, in Florida alone the amount of cocaine and marijuana being intercepted in the mail in the first six months of 2011 is more than the total amount of 2010.

More than 3,368 pounds of marijuana were found in the mail in Florida from January to June this year. Only 2,789 pounds were found last year, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Cocaine deliveries are on the rise too. Forty-four pounds of yayo have been intercepted in the mail during the first half of this year, compared to only 39 pounds for all of 2010.

The reasons for the increase are in part due to the growing power of Mexican drug lords and increased protection along the U.S.-Mexico border. The traffickers still cross the border but then usually drop the package in the mail and ship it to South Florida. Mexican drug dealers are also relying less on shipping their product through the Caribbean.

Unless officials or mail carriers receive a warrant, they aren't allowed to open the packages. Though, obviously enforcement is on the rise and traffickers increasingly use the tactic.

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michael wind
michael wind

fed ex in noth miami just bring dogs there you can pick up millions in cocaine,or just go to the ups distribution center not only you get millions in cocaine you get the list of the dealers,police must be on the payroll of the mafia.

concernedparentandtaxpayer
concernedparentandtaxpayer

Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana.   If ordinary Americans could grow a little marijuana in their own back yards, it would be about as valuable as home-grown tomatoes. Let's put the criminals out of business and get them out of our neighborhoods. Let's let ordinary Americans grow a little marijuana in their own back yards.   Here's one way that IT IS REALLY WORKING: Arresting the criminals and collecting a fee from registered growers (and bringing in thousands of dollars to support the county budget); what a great plan! This is the way to build a better America! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/...   The current proposal before Congress, bill HR 2306, will allow states to decide how they will regulate marijuana. Email your Congressperson and Senators at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Ele... and ask them to sign on as a CO-SPONSOR of HR 2306.And a big THANK YOU to the courageous, freedom loving legislators, governors, and countless others who are working so hard to bring this through! You’re doing a great patriotic service for all of America!

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