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Criminal Organizations are Working to Recruit Postal Employees, Says IG

May 31, 2024 ,
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Criminal organizations are working to recruit USPS employees to participate in schemes including drug smuggling and stealing items from the mail, an inspector general report has said.

“Given their access to the Postal Service’s extensive delivery network, postal employees have become prime targets for drug trafficking organizations (DTOs),” says the IG’s semi-annual report. “Recent trends indicate DTOs are increasing their use of technology and taking advantage of the dark web, cryptocurrency, encrypted messaging services, and online platforms such as social media. They use these means to not only traffic narcotics, but also to recruit and pay postal employees — all while concealing their identities and leaving behind even more covert electronic trails.”

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