In this file photo from March 2019, Pascale Ferrier appears in a jail booking photograph taken after her arrest by the Mission Police Department in Mission, Texas [Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office via Reuters]

A woman arrested by US authorities on suspicion of sending a ricin-filled envelope to the White House was due to appear before a federal court in Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday.

The Department of Justice said Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 53, is charged with making threats against the president of the United States.

The envelope was intercepted at a government mail centre before it arrived at the White House, Canadian police said on Saturday.

Canadian police on Monday searched an apartment in a Montreal suburb linked to the suspect. She

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