It seems like every year there is always some idiot who thinks he can get away with mailing contraband to Korea:
Korea will strengthen monitoring of international mail delivered to the U.S. soldiers stationed here, the foreign ministry said yesterday, in light of a drug trafficking case involving an active American soldier who mailed himself contraband.
The latest measure comes as Korean prosecutors said Thursday they secured an arrest warrant for a U.S. Army private accused of smuggling large amounts of synthetic marijuana from Hungary via international mail and will indict him on drug charges next week.
The foreign ministry recently held a meeting with working officials of the Justice Ministry, law enforcement agencies and the tax agency to discuss ways to put international mail delivered to American servicemen under closer watch to better detect illegal substances, said a ministry official. [Joong Ang Ilbo]
It is stories like this that I used to hang up on my unit’s bulletin board as well as make part of a safety brief just in case there was some idiot out there who suddenly had the bright idea he could get away with mailing drugs into Korea.