(CNN) — The US Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a foreign woman has pleaded guilty to sending letters containing ricin to then-President Donald Trump at the White House and 8 law enforcement officials in Texas.
The ministry said that Pascal-Cecile Veronique Ferrier, a dual citizen with both French and Canadian citizenship, sent threatening letters containing the toxic substance in September 2020.
The Justice Department quoted court documents: Ferrier admitted that she manufactured ricin at her home in Quebec, Canada, and that she placed the toxic substance in envelopes containing letters she wrote to then-President Trump at the White House and eight law enforcement officials.-
The department said the woman was arrested in Texas for several weeks in 2019 and chose to send letters containing ricin to law enforcement officials it believed were involved in her detention.--
After sending the letters from Canada, Ferrier was arrested while trying to cross the border into the United States with weapons and ammunition.
“This woman was unsuccessful in her efforts to poison numerous government officials, but her actions continue to inspire fear and stress for many of these dedicated public servants, and we are grateful for the hard work that the FBI and our other law enforcement partners have done in identifying her,” the US attorney said. and arrest her.”