BVI premier arrested on drug expenses in Miami

Cayman News Service

BVI Premier Andrew Fahie

(CNS): The premier of the British Virgin Islands, Andrew Fahie, has been arrested in the United States on charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering. According to various US news reports, he was arrested at a Miami-area airport by federal agents on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the US and money laundering. BVI’s port authority director, Oleanvine Maynard, has also been arrested.

They were arrested at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport after they met with undercover DEA agents posing as cocaine traffickers to check out an alleged shipment of $700,000 in cash on an airplane that they believed was destined for the BVI, US law enforcement officials told the Miami Herald.

The men were attending the Sea Trade cruise convention in Miami. They allegedly went to the airport this morning to see the cash which DEA agents, posing as Mexican cartel members, told them was a payoff for allowing the cartel’s future cocaine…