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Over 130 people in the U.S. die each day from an opioid overdose. Some of these overdoses involve illicit opioids that enter the country via international mail.
Starting January 1, 2020, there is a $1 fee on items sent to the U.S. via international Express Mail Service.
What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the primary federal agency tasked with targeting and inspecting inbound international items and seizing illegal goods, including illegal or inadmissible drugs and merchandise. As mail and express cargo arrive in the United States, both the U.
What GAO Found Express consignment operators (like FedEx and DHL) and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to inspect inbound international express cargo and mail.
This e-supplement presents the results of GAO's Web-based survey of executive branch agencies about how they approach the physical security of facilities that the Federal Protective Service (FPS) is not responsible for protecting.
What GAO FoundBased on GAOs previous work and the information obtained from other agencies, GAO identified eight individual practices that can be combined and considered steps within an overall lessons-learned processthat is, a systematic means for agencies to learn from an event and make decisions...
A U.S. passport is one of the most sought after travel documents in the world, allowing its holder entrance into the United States and many other countries. People attempting to obtain a U.S. passport illegally often seek to use the guise of a U.S.
Recent events including last month's attack on Internal Revenue Service offices in Texas, and the January 2010 shooting in the lobby of the Nevada, federal courthouse demonstrate the continued vulnerability of federal facilities and the safety of the federal employees who occupy them.
A genuine U.S. passport is a vital document, permitting its owner to travel freely in and out of the United States, prove U.S. citizenship, obtain further identification documents, and set up bank accounts, among other things.
In October 2001, spores of the deadly bacterium anthrax were found in mail sent to members of the news media and congressional leaders. In all, 22 people were infected with anthrax and 5 people died, including 2 postal workers.