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  • First look at poison letter to Trump: Return address on ricin envelope leads right to Quebec apartment

    09/29/2020 1:41:59 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | Sept. 29, 2020 | Adrian Humphreys
    The return address on the envelope sent to U.S President Donald Trump from Canada — containing a potentially deadly poison — included a postal code leading right to the Quebec apartment the RCMP searched last week, where traces of ricin were allegedly found. The surprising inclusion of such a potentially incriminating clue suggests the sender wasn’t intent on remaining anonymous for long, or masking their preparation for what a U.S. judge characterized as an assassination attempt. The strange letter inside, seen here for the first time, is handwritten in English in all capital letters. It is stained in blotches and...
  • What WAS he planning? Director of research at biotech firm, 37, is charged after 'buying 800 castor bean seeds to extract the deadly toxin ricin'

    03/17/2021 12:27:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17 2021 | EMILY CRANE
    The director of research at a Massachusetts biotech firm has been accused searching online for deadly poisons and purchasing 800 castor bean seeds so he could extract the toxin ricin from them, federal prosecutors say. Dr. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37, was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of justice after he allegedly lied to FBI agents when they were investigating why he was trying to acquire the deadly toxin. Authorities say Saaem had ordered 100 packets of castor beans, which each contained eight seeds, online.
  • AP: Suspect Accused of Sending Ricin Poison to White House Arrested at Canada Border

    09/20/2020 7:09:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2020 | NATE CHURCH
    Law enforcement officials reportedly informed the Associated Press on Sunday of an arrest related to the ricin poison sent to the White House. An as-yet-unidentified woman was arrested at the Canada border on Sunday, three law enforcement officials told the Associated Press. The woman is suspected to be the sender of a letter intercepted on its way to the White House containing the deadly poison, ricin. The letter was addressed to President Donald Trump. The woman was reportedly arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo. The letter itself is believed to...
  • Foreign National Sentenced to Over 21 Years for Mailing Ricin to President of the United States in 2020

    08/24/2023 12:26:25 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | August 17, 2023 | DOJ Office of Public Affairs
    Defendant Also Mailed Threatening Ricin Letters to Texas Law Enforcement OfficialsPascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, a dual citizen of Canada and France, was sentenced today to 262 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for sending threatening letters, containing homemade ricin (a toxin), in September 2020, to then-President Donald J. Trump at the White House, and to eight Texas State law enforcement officials.Ferrier pleaded guilty on Jan. 25 to prohibitions with respect to biological weapons in two separate criminal cases. One case was brought in the District of Columbia, and the other was brought in the Southern...
  • Woman accused of sending Trump ricin charged in Texas

    12/16/2020 7:56:15 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 15, 2020 | no byline
    ...A grand jury in Brownsville, Texas, on Monday handed up sixteen counts against Pascale Ferrier, court records show. The 53-year-old resident of the Montreal area is in federal custody in Washington, D.C. on similar charges, prosecutors said Tuesday. ...In September, Ferrier pleaded not guilty to making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House after she was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border. A federal judge in New York denied her release on bail. Ferrier is also alleged to have sent ricin to six detention centers and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande...
  • Reports: Package sent to Trump contained deadly ricin poison

    09/19/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT · by · 49 replies ^ | September 19, 2020 | Ryan Morgan
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. A package containing the deadly poison ricin addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement sometime this week, before it was delivered to the president, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Saturday. Two law enforcement officials also told CNBC about the ricin package that was addressed to Trump. According to CNN, two tests were performed on the package, to confirm the presence of the deadly ricin poison, and the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the...
  • Law enforcement intercepts package of ricin mailed to Trump: report

    09/19/2020 12:46:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | September 19, 2020 | Laura Italiano
    The FBI and Secret Service are investigating a package containing the highly-toxic poison ricin that was mailed to President Trump last week, CNN is reporting. The package was intercepted by law enforcement, the report said. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told the network.
  • Utah man indicted over mailed ricin threats to Trump, officials

    10/26/2018 12:26:54 PM PDT · by IVAXMAN · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | October 26, 2018 | MSN
    A former US soldier has been indicted on seven counts for mailing letters to Donald Trump and senior US officials containing material related to the deadly poison ricin. Utah resident William Clyde Allen, 39, "knowingly threatened to use a biological agent and toxin, specifically ricin, as a weapon," according to a statement from the Justice Department and the US Attorney's Office in the western state. In addition to Trump, Allen's targets included Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, along with the FBI and CIA directors and commanders of the Air Force and Navy. Allen was arrested on October 5 shortly after the...
  • Pentagon: Suspicious substance in envelopes was castor seeds, not ricin itself

    10/03/2018 11:54:36 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2018 | Robert Burns
    A Pentagon spokeswoman says the suspicious substance found in envelopes turned over to the FBI contained the substance from which the poison ricin is derived, but not ricin itself. Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, told reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Brussels that the substance was castor seeds. ADVERTISING
  • Suspected ricin detected in mail sent to Trump, Pentagon

    10/02/2018 4:01:01 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 23 replies
    (CNN)An envelope addressed to President Donald Trump contained a substance suspected to be ricin and appeared to be connected to similar envelopes sent to the Pentagon, a law enforcement source told CNN.
  • The Swedes Have Made a Jacket Out of Beans, Wood and Nuts

    02/05/2017 3:12:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Local ^ | 2/3 | Lee Roden
    Innovation and caring for the environment are two traits often associated with the Swedes, and the latest creation from a Swedish outdoor brand attempts to combine both by making a jacket comprised of the unlikely materials of beans, wood and nuts. Tierra claim their new jacket is the first in the world comprised entirely of 100 percent plant-based materials since synthetic fossil-based polymers were invented and started to be used in clothing production in the early 1900s. Whether that's true or not, it's certainly unusual sounding. The main outer material is made from a castor bean base described as resembling...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Mississippi man charged with attempted use of biological weapon (new ricin suspect)

    04/27/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:30pm EDT | Robbie Ward
    A Mississippi martial arts instructor was charged on Saturday with attempting to use a biological weapon after a ricin-laced letter was sent to President Barack Obama earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice said. James Everett Dutschke, age 41, was arrested early on Saturday, following searches of his home and a former business as part of the ricin letter investigation. Dutschke was taken into custody by FBI agents at his Tupelo home shortly after midnight FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said in a statement. …
  • FBI Investigation of Home on Douglas Road (Hazmat Seizure)

    10/27/2010 12:14:48 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 27 replies
    Toledo, OH (WTVG) -- Some parts of the Safety Building downtown were under quarantine Tuesday evening as several police officers underwent decontamination by hazmat crews. It began as a domestic violence 911 call to the 4700 block of Douglas. Responding officers found some highly toxic chemicals inside the home. Toledo police say officers seized mushrooms and a cultivation of castor beans, used to make the chemical ricin. Hazmat was called. As a precaution, the half dozen officers exposed to the chemical underwent a decontamination process. None exhibited any signs of abnormalities. FBI agents from Detroit are on the scene and...
  • Pair questioned over ricin find

    06/06/2009 12:57:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 29 replies · 1,341+ views
    BBC News ^ | Page last updated at 04:02 GMT, Saturday, 6 June 2009 05:02 UK | n/a
    Page last updated at 04:02 GMT, Saturday, 6 June 2009 05:02 UK "Pair questioned over ricin find" SNIPPET: "A father and son are being questioned by anti-terrorism officers following the discovery of the poison ricin at a house in County Durham. The find is connected to a police inquiry into alleged extreme right-wing activity. Ian Davison, 41, and his son, Nicky, 18, were arrested on Tuesday in raids at their homes in County Durham. The ricin, said to be 6,000 times more toxic than cyanide, will be analysed at the Porton Down government laboratory. Police have halted their search of...
  • FBI Confirms Traces of Ricin and rinolic acid Found In Baby Food jars

    07/28/2004 1:38:31 PM PDT · by esryle · 152 replies · 7,202+ views
    FBI Confirms Traces of Ricin and Rinolic Acid Found In Baby Food jarsThis Headlind is scrolling on the KABC News Website In LA. ABC7.comNo Story on website as of yet.
  • Toxin Ricin Found in Wash. Man's Apartment

    04/12/2004 11:58:28 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 120 replies · 348+ views
    LV SUN ^ | April 12, 2004 | AP staff
    Toxin Ricin Found in Wash. Man's Apartment ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE (AP) - A 37-year-old man is in FBI custody for allegedly possessing the deadly toxin ricin. Robert M. Alberg of Kirkland, Wash., was arrested at his apartment Friday for investigation of one count of possession of a biological agent or toxin. "It is enough that it could cause concern that it could harm someone - could kill someone," FBI spokeswoman Roberta Burroughs told KING-TV on Monday. Agents said they believe Alberg was making the ricin in his apartment but won't disclose how much was found. They also would not say...

    02/02/2004 10:18:25 PM PST · by varina davis · 93 replies · 426+ views
    AP Wire ^ | Feb. 3, 2004 | AP Wire
    Senate Powder Tests Positive for Ricin February 3, 2004 12:20 AM EST WASHINGTON - Preliminary tests of a white powder discovered in a Senate office building Monday were positive for the potentially deadly poison ricin, the U.S. Capitol Police chief said. Two out of three tests indicate ricin, Chief Terrance Gainer said at a late-evening news conference. The third test came out negative, and a fourth, more definitive test was under way, with results expected Tuesday. Sixteen people who were on the floor where the white powder was discovered on mail were being decontaminated and would be allowed to go...
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Militant group working on chemical weapons, U.S. specialists find

    04/01/2003 9:01:37 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 271+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers | April 1, 2003 | Jonathan S. Landay
    HALABJA, Iraq - U.S. specialists have discovered evidence that a Kurdish Islamic militant group that the Bush administration has linked to al-Qaida was concocting chemical weapons in the mountains of northeastern Iraq, a U.S. military commander said Tuesday. The special forces soldiers also found recipes for three forms of chlorine gas and for ricin, a deadly toxin derived from castor beans, American intelligence officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. U.S. aircraft, 100 American special forces and more than 8,000 Kurdish fighters on Friday swept the Ansar al Islam ("Partisans of Islam") militants out of the sliver of territory...