World Canada conducts search linked to ricin letter sent to Trump

21:47  21 september  2020
21:47  21 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Tests on the letter confirmed it was contaminated with Ricin , a deadly poison made from the husks of castor beans. If ingested, Ricin blocks the body’s cells from making proteins, triggering organ failure, a collapse of the circulatory system The letter stood little chance of ever making it into Trump ’s hands.

WATCH | Police search condo linked to Canadian arrested for allegedly sending poisoned-laced letter : Police in Quebec searched a condo in Longueuil, near Montreal, in connection with a Canadian woman arrested at the Canada -U.S. border suspected of sending an envelope containing ricin to

a small clock tower in the middle of the street with White House in the background: The letter addressed to President Donald Trump and believed to have been laced with ricin never reached the White House © Alex Edelman The letter addressed to President Donald Trump and believed to have been laced with ricin never reached the White House

Canadian police on Monday searched a home in the Montreal area in connection with a letter addressed to US President Donald Trump that is believed to have contained the poison ricin.

The operation, undertaken at the request of the FBI, comes after a female suspect was arrested trying to cross into the US from Canada, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

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Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin . All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House. A US law enforcement official told CNN that investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump came from Canada .

Canadian police on Monday searched an apartment in a Montreal suburb that is linked to the woman arrested for sending a ricin -filled envelope to The FBI is investigating several suspected ricin letters sent to law enforcement and detention facilities in South Texas, a U.S. law enforcement source told

The woman, who was carrying a firearm when she was taken into custody, was expected to appear in a US court on Monday to face federal charges.

The special RCMP unit -- experts in chemical, biological, explosives and nuclear threats -- searched a home in Longueuil, south of Montreal.

Police refused to say if the home belonged to the suspect.

Ricin, which is produced by processing castor beans, is lethal even in minute doses if swallowed, inhaled or injected, causing organ failure.

The letter was discovered last week and did not reach the White House, according to The New York Times and CNN.

Mail addressed to the White House is first inspected and sorted in depots outside Washington.

CNN said the contents of the envelope were tested repeatedly at one depot and confirmed to contain ricin.


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