DCSIMG

POSTAL INSPECTORS: THE SILENT SERVICE
An Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum
 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Home
The Silent Service
Postal Crime
Silent but Effective
Surveyor-Inspector
Robbing the Mail
Unexpected Duties
Bombs in the Mail
Exploding Cigar Box
The Unabomber
Suspicious Packages
You Solve the Case
Don't Be a Victim
In Memoriam
Protecting You Now
Resources
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



< back



BOMBS IN THE MAIL





Sketch on Unabomber Wanted Poster
Sketch on Unabomber Wanted Poster

click to enlarge




Image: Sketch on Unabomber Wanted Poster
 

Disturbed and cowardly individuals have used the postal system to wreak havoc by sending explosive devices through the mail. Thankfully, these types of bombs are exceptionally rare. More than 200 billion pieces of mail are processed annually, and only a few explosive devices are mailed each year. Even less reach their intended targets.

 
back | next >






Acknowledgements

Smithsonian Institution | Privacy | Terms of Use | Contact