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British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drugs charges

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drugs charges
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Friday, 29 April, 2022, 10:18

The premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been arrested in a sting operation in Miami on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and money laundering.

The BVI governor, John Rankin, confirmed in a statement that Andrew Fahie had been arrested on Thursday morning, saying: “I realise this will be shocking news for people in the territory. And I would call for calm at this time.”

Oleanvine Maynard, the manager director of the Caribbean territory’s port authority, and her son Kadeem were also detained in the operation.