US law enforcement intercept letter containing poison addressed to Donald Trump

US Law Enforcement
President Donald J. Trump

The US Law Enforcement yesterday September 19, intercepted a package containing RICIN poison that was addressed to President Donald Trump.

The package according to reports, was discovered at a screening facility for White House mail US Law Enforcement, a US official confirmed.

The official revealed that the poison found inside the package was identified as ricin, a poison that is found naturally in castor beans.

According to CNN, investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump came from Canada.

However, neither Trump nor his staff have commented on the reports.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the States Secret Service are carrying out investigations to ascertain where the package came from and any other information as to why it was sent

However, One official told the New York Times that investigators believe the package was sent from Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had said it was working with the FBI to investigate the “suspicious letter sent to the White House”.

Castor seeds, which are used to make the deadly ricin poison
Castor seeds, which are used to make the deadly ricin poison (Getty Image)

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if a person is exposed to ricin, death can take place within 36 to 72 hours, depending on the dose received.

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