Figure 1-3. Postal Channels.
After letters and parcels have gone through the postal service and been delivered, they become the personal
property of the person receiving them. As personal property, mail is subject to search and seizure in any legal
manner. If the mail is personal property located on a military installation, it is subject to search and seizure.
PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR A CONSENT SEARCH
When a subject gives you permission to search him or her or his or her possessions, it is considered a "consent
search." The subject may give his or her permission or consent to the following:
A CID investigator.
Other authorized persons.
In consent searches, consent must be given freely. The subject to be searched must be intelligent enough to
understand what the results of the search might mean. He or she also must not have been exposed--