Do Feds Poke Holes in Suspected Drug Packs?

~6 min read | Published on 2022-04-04, tagged General-News using 1368 words.

A Dread user believes they are under investigation after receiving packages that someone had tampered with and opened.
On March 28, the Dread user “ApexCipher2” posted a thread titled “Actual Photos of a DarkNet Pack being inspected by USPIS,” accusing postal inspectors of poking holes in packages shipped by a specific vendor. The user suspects that investigators are “trying to crush open the mylar pack, to get drug crumbs to spill out of the holes in the box, to test for drug chemicals via Reagent Analysis.” Based on previous investigations, a more likely scenario involves the use of holes in a package to obtain a visual confirmation of contraband. Law enforcement officers usually conduct reagent tests after obtaining a warrant and opening the package.
The theory seems dismissable if not for some of the other details provided by the poster, such as the fact that they have received several packages from the vendor with holes in them. At the start of the vendor’s career, the packages arrived without the holes described by the Dread user. “The point is, there [are] consistent holes, always in the same place on the packages. 4 holes, always the same size, always the same place on the box,” the user wrote in a comment.
Actual Photos of a DarkNet Pack being inspected by USPIS

So , I’ve received like 5+ packs from this one current vendor, and each and every pack, has these same 4 holes in the corners of the box.

Each hole is about the diameter/width/size of a Screwdriver. And through the hole, I could see the Mylar of my pack.

The boxes often come squeezed too, my idea is, the USPIS (USPS Postal Inspection) person, is trying to crush open the mylar pack, to get drug crumbs to spill out of the holes in the box, to test for drug chemicals via Reagent Analysis.

If you see unusually crushes packs, and or packs with several holes in the corners… it is a pretty clear indication to me that packs are being inspected.

Common Questions:

Well what if the holes were there to start?

Answer: The holes were added after the pack shipped, the holes are clearly not a box design and are a hole puncture site.

What should I do if my packs have holes in them like this?

Answer: Don’t order from that vendor for a while and or don’t order any packs. (Possibility of either the Vendor specifically, or all your mail, being inspected.

Now, I’ve already opened these packs, so the box is slightly adjusted from its origional form. But you can still clearly see the holes in the corners, which were there before I opened the box. Notice how the holes are about the width of a screwdriver, and allow an inspector to see clearly inside the pack.

These photos are of 4 holes, the pack has 4 inspection holes.

These are the supposed fed-holes.


Because the Vendor used a Visual Barrier (Mylar) the Postal Inspector couldn’t make a positive visual identification of drugs inside the box, and thus had to ship the package onward. I believe the Mylar may have also prevented an XRAY on the package.

If the vendor had only used a vacuum seal layer, I believe this pack would have been seized. Again, thanks to the Mylar layer, visual identification of drug contents couldn’t be verified, and the pack had to be allowed forward to my destination.

In the comments under the March 28 post, the user wrote, “I think the Vendor is being investigated more than I am because I get other DNM packs without any inspection holes.”
On April 2, things changed. The same OP posted a thread titled “Actual Photos of USPS Postal Inspection Part 2” which contained information about what the user believes to be evidence of further tampering. The user did not explicitly state that the package came from a different vendor, but it seems as if that is the implication.
Actual Photos of USPS Postal Inspection Part 2

Alright guys, new day, new pack, new photos of USPS Postal Inspector covertly opening my mail. Part 2.

The first post, was with a brown box, with tape used to hold it closed, which had holes punctured into it.

Todays package analysis, is about a more common package, the standard USPS Priority Mail flat rate box. The old golden, “Priority Mail” Small package. These Small Priority Mail Packages can easily hold 1OZ/28grams of cannabis, or mushrooms. They are durable, and have strong glue to seal them closed.

This package came from within the USA , to a USA address, it traveled from the east coast, to the west coast.

The clear indication of this pack being examined was 2 reasons:
[list=1]*The Package was crushed (similar to the first post), I know crushed packages can be accidental, or the crushed package can be intentional, to try to bust open a mylar bag and get drugs to spill out of the package.[/list]
<ol start="2">*The clear indication of package inspection was this: the vendor taped all the seams of the package, and one of the seams was cut, with a sharp object. This tape would stretch before it broke, and the tape wasnt stretched but was cut, probably by a boxcutter, knife, or similar sharp object.[/list]

The boxes side, was then able to be completely opened, the USPS Postal Inspector, could have dumped/taken all of the package contents out of the package, or replaced the item with a fake item, such as replacing real weed with fake weed, etc.

Then, the box was put back together but the seam wasn’t re-taped, because re-taping would indicate that the package was taped twice, once by the vendor, and again by USPS. In order to remain stealthier, the USPS Postal Inspector choose to not re-tape the package seam.

I was able to completely open the side of the package and re-seal it. This is what the USPS PI did, to see inside my package.

They didn’t seize my order though, thanks to mylar being used, and being unable to make a determination visually of any illegal internal conents.

Here are photos of 3 main ideas, first, the package taped and untampered with, how one side was left. Second, the tampered/cut side. Third, how the box can be opened and re-closed.

This constitutes a structural vulnerability in Priority Mail packages now, in my my mind. The Priority Small Package, can be completely opened on one side, and re-sealed. Tape, can indicate wether the package was opened however (of course, the FEDZ could attempt to re-tape the package to make it look like the origional tape was never cut to begin with.)

I can basically confirm the FEDZ are inspecting all of my mail now… so I’m pausing on placing any more orders for a few months. But again, None of my orders have been seized, and no controlled deliveries yet. I think the FEDZ are just gathering intelligence on me now, and also the Mylar layer prevented XRAY and Visual Analysis of the package true contents. Always use Mylar, vendors.


Photo of Sealed/Taped Seam, (One side of the box was cut, the other side left un-cut.):


Photo of Package with Cut Tape (this is how I received the package):

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Photo of Access to Internals of Package after cutting tape, and un-folding the package, notice how the USPS PI could take out items, or see anything inside the package:


Photo of the package re-sealed, put back together:

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I think I’m going to investigate the USPS PI, Im going to mail myself a pack, use CryptoStamps, typed addresses, make my pack look identical to a DNM pack, and include a GPS tracker. Im going to see where my package diverges into the inspection room, and perhaps include some sensor to trigger an alert, sent via Cellular Network, about when the package is opened.

Then, I can have the GPS Coordinates of the USPS PI/DEA/FBI Inspection building (at least, one of the buildings).

And know what stage along the shipping route the package was opened, and where it was opened (using GPS).

I’m annoyed at these FEDZ so I’m going to investigate the FEDZ with this Tracking Pack pack.

Is this real or is this stimulant induced paranoia? I do not care either as long as the user continues to document the investigation of the postal investigators.


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Comments (30)


USPS workers In (urban) areas steal more drugs in 1 day than the Feds siez in a month. if you live in baltamore,philly,atlanta,nyc etc and you get packs from cali/az on the reg im sure you know. these fucks get jobs at usps just to steal. poke ink pens through to expose smell etc. i been shipping receiving packs since before the darkweb . trust me its nothing new. i also knew a postal worker that confirmed this, the stuff this guy told me ......


I'm not sure if they are still around but there were a couple articles that one point about USPS workers that had stolen packs of weed. Definitely common yeah


I've had UPS employees tell me the same thing about stealing boxes that smelled like weed. I'm not entirely convinced the OP would have received so many packages from the same vendor with holes in them if it was just USPS workers looking for drugs to steal. Although possible this is happening at the PO the vendor uses.


new term coined by DNL: Fed-hole.


Bunch of little paranoid cock fuckers think the police give a shit about you? The fuck you talking about DNL “Is this real or is this stimulant induced paranoia?” Did you write that shit, think about what you’re fucking saying before put your fucking foot in you’re mouth. How the fuck you paid anyway?


You are the Dunning–Kruger effect, c951cfa7.


O really DNL, so did you write “ Is this real or is this stimulant induced paranoia?” pretty sure you fucking did, what do you call that, a freudian slip my psychologist web developer friend? Hmm… everybody gets whacked on the shit and has a meth article every now and then, you’re so much smarter than me DNL, I do apologize if you look stupid here, I’m not underestimating your capabilities but why shoot the shit with a chump change nigga like myself when you’re taking payments from darknet market admins to fund you’re little website ambitions…? Still stupid or whatever the fuck that crack psychology bull shit you’re talking about is? Re-evaluate…


When they don’t know who you are and they are making controlled purchases yes, what if there was fentanyl in that package, 1 grain = 1 loss of human life potentially, DHS is going to let that one slide by? Pretty sure no one is selling fentanyl by the grain my friend… I’m not familiar? I remember when they got Ross, I remember when alpha bay hung himself, I remember when they got Deep Dot Web and after this ridiculous article, rest assured I’ll be here to see the day when they come for you too. Man, I’m entirely reconsidering DNL, this is a fucking joke, just take this crack head bullshit down man to save your reputation. Hugs and Bunts <3


I am in USA. I have had packages from Italy, Germany, UK, and France. From what I have seen on TV in relation to shipping drugs international, customs does poke holes on packages for both visual and in hopes to test the product without fully opening up the contents. They do Xray packages and only open if they deem it necesary due to something suspect in the picture. You can see most if not all techniques with a simple YT search on drug trafficking.

Scooby Doo Doo2022-04-05

Wow, this is the stupidest article I’ve ever read, if DEA,DHS, FBI or whatever lettered organization searched your package and found drugs, you’re busted… If they think there’s drugs in the package, they will get a dog to hit it first and get a warrant and you’re busted. However, I have heard of tiny magical leprechauns that punch holes in packages to fuck with stupid drug dealers who think they are under investigation and continue to order the same shit again and again. Holy shit, fuck you guys are stupid sometimes, how does a vendor like the one described above operate a computer or cell phone, that’s the real mystery…


> if DEA,DHS, FBI or whatever lettered organization searched your package and found drugs, you’re busted… Lol, false. This is either the first time you have read about the darkweb or you are a brainlet. ![](images/concave.png)


bruh you are so fucking dumb, they arent gonna bust you with a tiny bit, they will wait till you get a big pack


Hate to say it guys, niggaz win this one, “Fuck dem howweezzz, shiiiii!”


Hey DNL, you get pulled over with that little bag of meth you been smokin on and the cops find it, you think you’re going to get a warning? O ya, there going to give you back the meth and follow you around to make sure you’re a crack head before they arrest you. Nigga please, step away from the computer and get some fresh air bro, you’re better than this bullshit. I don’t give a fuck if it’s a grain of sand, you going to the big house like the rest of them. Shit, come on guys professional criminals only


You people are so tiresome. You clearly are not familiar with dnm-related cases. If you had, you would be aware of how often LE allows packs sent by a drug vendor through the mail after scanning them and opening one or two. This is very basic stuff.


This is from a friend man, I admire your work. Do I use an RDP? <3


im a sorter at eastcoast plant , we take so much shit from the mail stream ppl call and complain. we even had a supervisor that was fired for stealing a brick of heroin from panama, shit had a umbrella stamp on it ,seen it wit my own eyes. cops aint poking no holes foh


Youtube: "To catch a smuggler". You may need a joint or xanax to ease your anxiety when watching this.


Wouldn't this be a violation of the 4th amendment if it was intentional?


If it was orchestrated effort by USPIS then it'd be grounds for a case that it could be, it'd be up to the courts to decide. But LE knows how hard it would be to bring a case against them when they're not confiscating the pack. A recipient would have to be willing to collect and document all the evidence without revealing what they'd purchased in the pack. At the very least it would require a large set of balls even if you could get an ACLU lawyer to represent you pro bono.


Most of the packs with these holes are bigger size priority flat rates and no matter what substance that is, it is meant for distribution. These are around 10k bar pack sizes, not personal use.


Dose any one know if the no bust till u open and collect, or the fedz call you in to their postal inspection head quaters to open your parcel,? Im in Australia would like to know if the same goes for dnm packages comming international and domestic?


RIP Hydra the longest running market that would make Ulbricht and Vallerius so jealous. still no admin arrested till this moment. Perfect and impressive. HAIL HYDRA!


we actually use a diamond stamp punch hole cutters with a fiber-optic scope form Axon. the court accepts this evidence and was challenged in Trumps supreme court three times, look it up! who buys weed from the east to send west lol this screams DHS Customs fucking with you all btw I get paid only 33k a year


Yep have heard of the fiber optic scope. People who buy weed east to west are buying from Cali growers that left Cali after those bad fires several years ago. A bunch of them moved out east and set up shop both growing and selling.


Has anyone went to drop packs and suddenly that day there is a usps employee sitting by the drop box. never seen an employee there ever before. dont use that place often. but someone was sitting there greating people who came in. trying to chat, and staring.


Definitely going speed-induced paranoia. Watch out, OP, those stars you see are actually drones and your underpants are beinf stolen by gnomes.


brb tweek


years ago i tested this and found that i could open then seal things after taking the item out of the box, i also found that people leave hairs under labels and tape


They legally have to get a hold of the person receiving to open it or it is not admissible in court. If no one responds then it is abandoned and they open it then discard/ keep for further investigation or whatever but it is by admissible in court if they open it even a little. Know the laws and stay in the limits. If they call you to open it, don’t respond, likely your shit is getting messed with by employees to steal. They aren’t going to fuck with something knowing it ruins the entire case against someone in court.