- They claim they sent a package with ricin for Trump to the White House
- The package was supposedly addressed to the president
- The dangerous substance was intercepted by the police
Trump ricin packet. A ricin package addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted this week, the news network reported on Saturday. CNN.
According to the report, two law enforcement officials confirmed the news to CNN, but so far neither the Secret Service nor the White House they have spoken about it.
The package allegedly contained the poisonous substance ricin and was addressed to President Trump.
According to CNN sources, two tests were carried out to confirm the presence of ricin and right now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service itself are conducting the corresponding investigations.
It should be noted that, all mail addressed to the White House is first classified and analyzed in an external facility before reaching the corresponding recipients in the White House.
Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans and, due to its toxicity, commonly used in terrorist acts. Can be used in powder, granule, mist or acid form.
If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting, and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by liver failure, as well as spleen and kidney failure, leading to death due to the collapse of the circulatory system.
But it is not the first time that a package of this nature has been intercepted by the authorities before reaching the hands of Trump. Federal authorities reported in October 2018 that they intercepted several packages suspected of containing ricin, a lethal substance, addressed to President Trump and at least two senior Pentagon officials, as reported on that occasion by the New York Times.
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