What Happens If Your Package Gets Intercepted?

How do I track an intercepted package from USPS?

Automated customer notification on the status of the service request is available through email, the USPS Package Intercept application status report online at Business Customer Gateway or customer extract file through the Product Tracking System..

Is USPS package intercept reliable?

USPS has made it clear they do not guarantee the success of an intercept. We monitor the package and call when necessary to get it stopped. You need to fill out a form at the Post Office in person, show your ID card and the proof that you sent that package, it costs about 15 dollars to intercept but not guaranteed.

Will USPS notify me if my package has been seized?

If your package is some other kind of illegal, they will send you a notice to pick it up at the post office — law enforcement will be notified when you arrive for the pick up.

What makes a package suspicious USPS?

Are sent unexpectedly or from someone unfamiliar to you. Are addressed to former employees or use improper job titles. Have no return address or cannot be verified as legitimate. Have unusual weight given the size, or are lopsided or leaking an unknown substance.

How do I know if my package seized my package?

The best way to find out why something is detained is to simply call the CBP office where the goods are being held and ask them. You usually will get a written notificaton from CBP telling you that your shipment is being held and why and what you can do about it. Former U.S. Customs officer and licensed customs broker.

What happens if a package is intercepted?

Upon request, items are intercepted at the delivery destination Post Office™ and then returned to the sender or Held for Pickup at the delivery Post Office as Hold for Pickup (but not to a PO Box™). USPS Package Intercept® is not a guaranteed service and certain conditions apply.

How long does package intercept take?

First, check USPS Tracking® or USPS Package Intercept® to make sure your item is eligible. Once a request is made, USPS Package Intercept® requests are active for 7 business days from the date of the request. The Post Office™ will make every attempt to locate the item.

What happens if USPS finds drugs in a package?

Rather, they request consent from mailers or addressees to open detained packages. If there is no response after 21 days, packages are declared abandoned and can be opened. When identified as non-mailable items, their contents are seized and disposed and mailable items are returned to the original addressees.

What does USPS tracking say if package is seized?

Usually when a package shows that it was seized by law enforcement, it means that there was something suspect in the package.

What happens when a package is seized by USPS?

Once the package is ‘seized’, it may be examined by a drug dog, and a warrant will be issued to open the package should the dog alert for the presence of drugs (typically, the post office will line up 6 packages, five which they know do not contain drugs, and the suspected package).

Can USPS see what’s in my package?

Users can also receive USPS Tracking updates for incoming packages via separate email or text notifications. The dashboard displays mailpiece images for a seven-day period, while package information will display for 15 days after each package has been delivered.

Does USPS XRAY every package?

Yes. They can, and may, x-ray your package.