FreightWatch International, an industry leader in providing cargo theft intelligence through data collection, analysis, and customized reporting, released their monthly report on cargo theft for April 2010.
FreightWatch recorded 61 theft incidents in North America during April 2010. Of the recorded thefts in April, the highest frequency was seen in California, which contributed more than one-third of the total with 23 recorded.
By commodity, pharmaceuticals experienced three incidents in April, two less than in March.
The three pharmaceutical thefts in the report include:
• April 9th a high jacking at a public access lot in Nashville, Tennessee of undisclosed pharmaceuticals of an undisclosed value.
• April 15th warehouse burglary at a drug distribution warehouse in Richmond, British Columbia of undisclosed pharmaceuticals worth $40,000.
• April 17th theft of a trailer at a truck stop in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania of undisclosed pharmaceuticals of an undisclosed value.
The issue of pharmaceutical cargo theft energizes the need for material screening of products within the supply chain, from manufacturer to dispenser, to properly protect consumers everywhere.
As the value and prevalence increases, so too does the potential risk to consumers.
To read the entire report from Freightwatch International, visit: http://www.freightwatchintl.com/.
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