Mail Disruptions Loom as CBP Lags on Implementation of Opioid-Importation Law

Homeland Security Today: International mail could be disrupted after the first of the year as deadlines haven’t been met as CBP and USPS try to comply with the STOP Act that aims to stem the flow of opioids like fentanyl into the United States, agency officials told senators.

In 2018, the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations issued a report detailing how online drug dealers based in China were exploiting a loophole in international mail that allowed packages to be shipped into the United States without advance electronic data (AED) through the U.S. Postal Service.

Read article