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Woman got apprehend for sending ricin letter to White House, Know more

By Suvan Bose

On Sunday, A woman alleged of sending an envelope carrying the venom ricin, which was delivered to White House, has been apprehended at New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials said to The Associated Press

The letter had been seized earlier this week before it made it to the White House. The woman was held into custody by US Customs and Border Protection officers by the Peace Bridge border crossing close to Buffalo and is likely to face federal charges, said by the officials. Her identity was not straight away released.

The letter delivered to the White House seems to have been introduced in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said that. It was seized at a government facility that covers mail sent to the White House and President Donald Trump and an initial investigation implied it tested positive for ricin, according to the officials.

The officials were not authorized to talk about the current investigation publicly and spoke on condition of obscurity. There have been various prior examples in which US officials have been targeted with ricin carried through the mail. A Navy veteran was apprehended in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Trump and associates of his administration that comprised the substance from which ricin originated. The letters were seized, and no one was hurt.


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