The thefts were discovered when a resident in the southern city of Lund filed a complaint about a missing letter. The Post Office’s internal investigation unit reportedly set a trap for the carrier on that route. When police later raided his apartment, they found 38 kilograms of missing mail.
The postal authorities are now trying to find the proper recipients for the letters. But those who lost money may have a hard time collecting, since the Post Office rule is to not compensate for ordinary mail losses without receipts.