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Opioids from Foreign Countries Entering the U.S. by Mail

Law enforcement officials have noticed a significant increase in mail deliveries of counterfeit fentanyl and other illicit opioids from foreign countries. The issue has prompted U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to propose legislation that would require overseas shippers that use the U.S. Postal Service to transmit information electronically to U.S. Customs and Border Protection before parcels arrive in the country. Large, U.S.-based private carriers already provide this information to the U.S. government. Read more here.

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