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 ...