KU Professor Says Feds Opened His Mail, Twice
A retired professor at the University of Kansas wants to know why the government has opened two letters he received from the Philippines.
Grant Goodman says U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened a letter he received recently from a friend in the Philippines whom he met decades ago. Customs also opened a letter from the same friend in 2005.
Goodman specializes in the study of Japan and southeast Asia, and gets mail from the Philippines every two weeks. He says he feels like he’s being targeted. He says the letters contain newspaper clippings and are harmless.
A spokeswoman for Customs and Border Protection says she can’t comment on specific cases, but says the agency is always on the lookout for drugs and other contraband entering the U.S.