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Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security by Dan Burges

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9

Pharmaceuticals

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:

• Attractiveness of the pharmaceutical sector for cargo thieves

• Cargo theft trends in the pharmaceutical sector

• Methods of theft, storage, and sale of stolen pharmaceuticals

• Impact of supply chain complexity and cargo security

It was quickly no longer a matter of “if” we were going to get it, but a matter of “when.”

Kenneth Obriot, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

On June 17, 2009, a driver pulled his tractor–trailer into a TravelCenters of America truck stop approximately 5 miles off of Interstate 40 in Denmark, Tennessee. Having just completed a 5-hour leg of his trip from a distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky, to a medical supply wholesaler in Memphis, he was anxious to stretch his legs and ...

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