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Emails addressed to First Nations account for 64% of smuggled goods shipments.

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Mail to First Nations and the northern community is three-thirds of drug and alcohol smuggling It occupies nearly two.

Indigenous leaders have urged Congress to keep legalized marijuana away from dry reserves under Indian Act, according to a reporter fromBlacklock. rice field.

"Canada Post is working to eliminate illegal drugs and other non-mailable items from the postal system through turmoil across the country," the manager said. I am writing in the submission to the Steering Committee.

The post office said last year that postal inspectors found 3,457 parcels containing illegally imported goods.

"Of the 3,457 items detected, 2,200 were directed to indigenous and northern communities."

This is liquor, cannabis, opioids, ecstasy, methamphetamine, Almost two-thirds of all smuggled goods, including powdered material, were seized, worth $ 14.3 million.

Canada Post Law prohibits police from intercepting mail in transit, but the Canada Border Services Agency inspects mail weighing less than 30 grams. You can not.

"Opioid overdose cases are occurring all over the country, so there is a growing need for Canada Post to reliably detect and eliminate non-mailable issues," Canada Post said. The public corporation's manager said.

"Postal drug trafficking is certainly a serious problem," RCMP foreman Yves Goupil testified at a 2018 Senate Public Safety Commission hearing. "It's not just cannabis. Trafficking in fentanyl is a major concern for us."

Indian law prohibits indigenous peoples from "selling, bartering, supplying or manufacturing reserve poisons." We allow the enactment of bylaws.

Indigenous leaders have successfully lobbyed to ban the sale of marijuana locally, despite Congress's legalization of cannabis in 2018, BlackRock reported.

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