Not only does tamper resistant tape help reduce theft from your shipments – it also prevents ‘extra’ items being added into your shipment. It’s not that difficult for someone at the source shipping location, or en route, to add drugs, bomb making materials or other items to a package and have associates intercept the package and remove the items before it travels to its final destination.
If the illegal contents are discovered before it reaches the destination – the legal shipper and receiver are going to have to prove that they had no knowledge of the additional contents. They could find themselves charged and facing hefty legal bills to prove their innocence.
Same rule applies to cargo containers and trucks. Seal them to prevent theft and/or illegal items being added.