Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pharmaceutical Warehouse Burglary

Freightwatch International reported this morning in an email message about a pharmaceutical warehouse burglary which occurred early Saturday morning (March 13th).

An unknown number of suspects entered into pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut by cutting phone lines and going through the roof of the warehouse entering into the telecommunications room of the facility. The suspects then disabled the backup alarm and access control systems.

The initial loss estimate is $76 million dollars.

According to Freightwatch:

· The M.O. of this burglary is consistent with the pharmaceutical warehouse burglary that occurred last year in Richmond, Virginia.
· FreightWatch recommends that all companies with warehousing operations ensure redundant communication systems are in place, including motion detection and immediate response protocols around the communications, alarms and access control systems.

The issue of pharmaceutical theft energizes the need for material screening of products within the supply chain, from manufacturer to dispenser, to properly protect consumers everywhere.

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