Justice to Opioid Dealers
The Inspection Service is committed to using the most advanced technology to stop fentanyl traffickers.
Delivering Justice to Opioid Dealers
Postal Inspectors use data, forensics and citizens’ tips to protect Americans and apprehend opioid dealers who send illegal drugs through the mail.
- 3,158 synthetic opioids seizures by the Inspection Service between FY 2018 and FY 2022
- 5,083 pounds of synthetic opioids seized by the Inspection Service between FY 2018 and FY 2022
- 1,334 synthetic opioid seizures totaling 3,255 pounds in FY 2022
- More information can be found at uspis.gov/the-opioid-epidemic
Since fall 2019, the Inspection Service has noted there have been no fentanyl seizures directly from China. Furthermore, since 2020, a vast majority of synthetic opioids and methamphetamine seizures originated along the U.S. Southwest border. In 2022, Postal Inspectors conducted phase two of its Southwest Border Initiative, resulting in the seizure of 170 pounds of methamphetamine, 136 pounds of fentanyl, 56 pounds of cocaine, 4.1 pounds of PCP, 19 pounds of amphetamine and more than $465,000 in illicit proceeds.