The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating an alleged plot by left-wing extremists to purchase weapons and ammunition from a Mexican drug cartel.
The investigation -which began in late 2018- involved a scheme between Mexico-based cartel associate Ivan “Cobra Commander” Riebeling, who at the time was making deals with anti-fascist (Antifa) members, who “planned to disrupt US law enforcement and military security operations at the US/Mexican border.”
According to the Daily Wire, the report had been sent to numerous government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CIA, NSA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The report went on to say that Honduran migrants “were encouraged to bring personally owned weapons to the border and the group also intended to purchase weapons from a Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander, AKA the Mexican Rambo, and smuggle the weapons into the United States.”
Riebeling denied any such dealings went on.
“It doesn’t make any sense that someone from the United States would purchase guns in Mexico,” he said. And the Hondurans certainly didn’t bring money to buy guns. It doesn’t make any sense; in fact it’s extremely absurd to say the Hondurans wanted to attack the United States at the border.”
The “Cobra Commander,” who has been linked with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, went on to say that he has no cartel affiliations.
“I am not cartel. I don’t sell drugs. I don’t sell arms,” said Riebeling. “I’m a revolutionary. A man who believes in his ideals, and I’m going to defend Mexico.”
Known for their violent tendencies and radical ideologies, the Antifa movement has grown rapidly in the United States, particularly on the West Coast and in metropolitan centers.
In Portland, Oregon, Antifa members took over the streets last year, diverting traffic -and threatening people who didn’t comply- as police helplessly looked on, following orders from higher up to stand down.
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