Abu Henricki, a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad, told the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism that the terror group asked him to travel the U.S. through Mexico in order to carry out “financial attacks.”
“They were going to move me to the Mexican side [of the US southern border] via Puerto Rico. This was mastermind[ed] by a guy in America. Where he is, I do not know,” Henricki said. “That information, the plan came from someone from the New Jersey state from America. I was going to take a boat [from Puerto Rico] into Mexico. He was going to smuggle me in.”
“What they wanted to do, basically, is they wanted to do financial attacks. Financial attacks to cripple the economy.”
“They have their system of doing it,” Henricki said. “It wasn’t me alone. They were sending you to Puerto Rico and from Puerto Rico [to Mexico].”
Fox News reports, “Henricki allegedly traveled to Syria with the intention of serving as an ISIS fighter, but was later told he could not take on soldier duties due to a chronic illness. At the end of 2016, he claimed to have been ‘invited’ by the ISIS intelligence wing – known as the emni – to join other Trinidadians and launch financial attacks on the U.S.”
Henricki said he was told the attacks were designed to “cripple the U.S. economy,” and that he was told he would be given false identification and passports to conduct his travels to the U.S.