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You mean the wine?

Well, at this point, it doesn't. Only states like Cali and NY can trade with one another.

If you mean literally how does it get from point A to point B, it either goes through courier (UPS, DHL, Fedex) or the federal mail system (USPS). 99% of the time, the Feds have no idea what they're carrying (you have to declare the category of goods for UPS, Fedex) which is why mail fraud laws exist. So, if someone bothers to open up your package to see what's inside, you're good if it's going from NY to Cali. If it's not, you may be in trouble.

To answer your question, 99.99% of mail arrives at its destination regardless of its contents. Only mail that is opened by suspicious Feds and confiscated (or, in Kurtz's case, they found records) doesn't reach its destination. Intervening states never bother to check, which is why most mail fraud laws are broken repeatedly, and rarely if ever prosecuted.

by Upstate NY on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 02:40:32 PM EST
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