Suspicious mail and packages course introduction

Notes: Module 1

Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the threat of attacks using postal services
  2. Understand the Modus Operandi
  3. detect the tell-tale signs
  4. Mitigate the threat
  5. Respond to suspicious mail and parcels 

Introduction

Many types of mail items are regularly delivered to organizations – by courier, commercial mail services, or by hand.

1. Delivery of mail and parcels usually do not require the identification and verification of the sender;

2. Packages can be sent to anyone by anyone else around the world; and

3. There’s no limit on the size of the packages.

THE TERM SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE is being used as a general term to define several items that can pose a potential threat. This includes letters, packages, parcels;

Potential threats include but are not limited to improvised explosives devices, which can be any form and can be any size.

Biological hazards, such as anthrax, chemical hazards, and radiological hazards.

Such threats are relatively easy to execute as an article can be sent from any location around the world to any other location.

 

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