Spike in pharmaceutical thefts in 2013

By March 18, 2014Industry News
pharmaceutical thefts

There was a 50 per cent increase in pharmaceutical thefts in the US last year, although the total number of incidents across all sectors stayed roughly the same.

The figures, from cargo security specialist Freightwatch International, suggest that the threat of cargo theft “continues to grow in the US due to increased organization and innovation on the part of cargo thieves,” with 951 incidents equaling the record set in 2012*.

Full truckload (FTL) pharma thefts have been on the wane in recent years but rose 50 per cent to 33 cases last year from 22 in 2012, with the average value of stolen shipments also rising by nearly 15 per cent to $262,000.

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