Suspicious International packages
Police in South Korea are receiving
numerous reports of suspicious international packages containing an unspecified
The reports started on Thursday and
they continued on Friday and Saturday. Most of these packages are coming from
In some cases, the packages contain
harmless items like 'lip balm' or are empty.
Regional authorities have warned
people not to open such parcels from unknown senders and advised them to report
any suspicious packages to the police or firefighters.
The police will decide whether to
investigate further based on substance analysis. The possibility of terrorism
is considered low, as no hazardous material has been detected so far.
There is suspicion that this might be
a "brushing scam" where sellers send unordered products to boost
sales and ratings on online shopping sites.
Authorities called for vigilance
against suspicious international parcels. They said the color of such packages
could be yellow or black, and they could have "CHUNGHWA POST" written
on them. The sender could be P.O. Box 100561-003777, Taipei Taiwan.
Authorities have asked people to be
vigilant against packages with specific characteristics and they have traced
the parcels back to China with a stopover in Taiwan. Taiwan's customs agency is
cooperating with South Korean police to investigate the delivery route of these