Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Freightwatch International: Pharmaceutical Theft and Recovery

FreightWatch International an industry leader in providing cargo theft intelligence through data collection, analysis, and customized reporting, released a pharmaceutical theft and recovery bulletin regarding a recent large pharmaceutical cargo theft.

The following is the entire FreightWatch bulletin:

A full truckload of pharmaceuticals was stolen in Glade Springs, Virginia, at approximately 9 pm the evening of Friday, June 25. The team drivers transporting the shipment left the load unattended while eating dinner inside a truck stop. The drivers returned to find the load missing.

Through an embedded tracking device, FreightWatch identified the load as being located at a truck stop in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, approximately 82 miles from Glade Springs, along I-81. At the same time, the proprietor of the truck stop where the load was found verified a trailer on the lot as fitting the description.

The trailer did not have a tractor attached, and the truck stop company parked an employee vehicle in front of the tractor until local police arrived.

Local police arrived on scene and recovered the load. Reports are the load was recovered intact. Details on this theft and recovery are still being developed and will be reported as they become available.

Secure Pharma Chain Blog endorses the use of sophisticated tracking devices be used in the transport of all pharmaceutical shipments to aid in the recovery of cargo thefts.

It remains unclear as to what will happen to these stolen goods because the chain of custody has been broken and their legitimacy is now in question. By using material authentication technology the cargo could be quickly verified as safe and efficacious inside their unit-of-sale containers without destroying or degrading the material.

To read the entire report from FreightWatch International, visit:


To learn more about material authentication solutions, visit: http://www.xstreamsystems.net/.

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