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Postal Service Offers Tips on Mail for Troops

March 26, 2003|From Staff and Wire Reports

The U.S. Postal Service has come out with a list of tips for sending packages to U.S. troops in the Mideast. Chief among them: Don't send pornography or pork products.

Other taboos for mail going to Muslim countries such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia: religious materials contrary to Islam and unauthorized political materials.

Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders said the restrictions are based on customs requirements of host countries of U.S. service personnel.

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