Postal Workers Discover Three Pistol Bullets in a Letter Addressed to Pope Francis


Police have launched an investigation after postal workers discovered three pistol bullets in a letter sent to Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis at a sorting facility in Peschiera town of Borromeo, near Milan in Italy.

The letter addressed to “The Pope, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square, Rome”, is believed to have been sent from France.

In a statement sent to DAILY POST, David Dadge, Universal Postal Union (UPU) Communication Manager, commended the workers who discovered the ammunition which was an envelope addressed with pen, adding that the discovery shows mail persons are not just deliverers of mail, “but are on the frontline when trying to keep the public safe”.

The spokesman noted that postal workers, who process billions of letter and parcels annually, risk handling bullets, bombs and deadly drugs.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dadge added, brave employees worldwide continued to keep the mail moving to benefit societies and economies.

The Police are expected to provide an update on the probe after analyzing the bullets and handwriting.

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