US President Donald Trump was sent a package with a poisonous substance - ricin, it did not reach the addressee, it was intercepted by law enforcement officers. This is reported by CNN, citing two sources in law enforcement.
Two tests were performed to confirm the presence of poison in the package. As CNN explained, all mail for the White House is checked at a remote facility before being sent to the Trump administration. The case is now being handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Service.
Ricin is a highly toxic substance that terrorists often use. The poison can be used in the form of powder, granules, steam, or acid.
When it enters the body, the poison causes nausea, vomiting, and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, after which the liver, spleen, and kidneys fail, and then death as a result of the collapse of the circulatory system.
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