Thursday, February 13, 2014

A novel approach to drug trafficking?

It is not usual for law enforcement in Connecticut to occasionally intercept packages in the mail that have narcotics within.  Public and private package services (USPS, UPS, FedEx) often know what to look for in packages that they suspect contain illegal substances.  Moreover, these services can be quick to involve law enforcement when their suspicion has arisen.  However, a 37 year-old Hartford man has found a novel, if seemingly idiotic, way of avoiding attempting to avoid detection:  become a United States Postal Service Supervisor!  If you are a United States Postal Service Supervisor, you can just intercept the package when it comes into your post office (in this case Waterbury).  There is one downside however, in addition to the possible expose for possession of narcotics by the criminal justice system in the State of Connecticut, you may also be indicted by a federal grand jury for Embezzlement of Mail By an Employee of the United States Postal Service, in violation of 18 United States Code Section 1709.  … Maybe it’s not such a great plan after all.