BVI PREMIER ARRESTED ON COCAINE CHARGES IN US STING OPERATION

On 28 April, the Guardian and others reported that the Governor confirmed that Andrew Fahie had been arrested.  Oleanvine Maynard, the manager director of the Caribbean territory’s port authority, was also detained in the operation in which DEA agents posed as cocaine traffickers from Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.  Last year, the UK set up a commission of inquiry into mis-governance in the British Overseas Territory, which has heard allegations of systemic corruption, cronyism, jury intimidation and misuse of public funds.  However, in his statement, the Governor said Fahie’s arrest was the result of a US operation led by the DEA and was not linked to the Commission of Inquiry report.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/28/british-virgin-islands-premier-arrested-miami

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article260860782.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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