March 28, 2006

Pop quiz!

You're in Canada and you want to get one of the following into the United States. Which is more likely to be stopped by Homeland Security?

  1. A package of Canadian prescription drugs, sent through the mail.

  2. A shipment containing enough radioactive material to make a 'dirty bomb,' hand-carried across the border and accompanied by fake Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents.

Hint: The 13,000 packages recently confiscated by Homeland Security weren't radioactive.

Another hint: US drug manufacturers won't lose any money if the package makes it into the country.

For details, go here and here.

Via CNN and Boston Globe.

Posted by Magpie at March 28, 2006 11:15 AM | War on Terrorism | Technorati links |