Premier Andrew Fahie arrested in US drug sting

Premier Andrew Fahie arrested in US drug sting

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April 29, 2022

The leader of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been arrested for alleged drug smuggling and money laundering in the US.

New Delhi, 29 April 2022

As per news report of BBC, Premier Andrew Fahie was detained in Miami by US agents posing as cocaine traffickers from a Mexican drug cartel. He agreed a $700,000 (£560,000) payment to allow traffickers to use BVI ports with an undercover informant, charges filed in the US said. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said she was "appalled" by the allegations. Mr Fahie, the elected head of government of the British overseas territory, was arrested by US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials in Florida, alongside senior BVI port official Oleanvine Maynard. A third person, Kadeem Maynard - Ms Maynard's son - was also arrested on Thursday in connection with the undercover DEA case.

Source -BBC


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