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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

FY-06-14

Contact: Richard Marianos/ Jan Kemp

202-927-8500

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2006

 
ATF WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT SUSPICIOUS MAIL OR PACKAGES
What You Should Know If You Receive or Encounter Suspicious Mail or Packages

      WASHINGTON—The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) wants you to be on the lookout for and know what to do if you encounter mail or a package that appears suspicious in nature.

      In an effort to help people identify suspicious mail or packages, ATF along with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Postal Inspection Services, U.S. Postal Service and the FBI produced a new workplace poster, “Suspicious Mail or Packages.”

      DHS and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service spearheaded the campaign among the five federal agencies to have one combined message and one poster, putting them all on one page, both figuratively and literally. The “Suspicious Mail or Packages” poster is available for download at https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/bombs.htm and paper copies are available upon request at your local post office.

      For more information on ATF and its programs, visit ATF at www.atf.gov.



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