Premier of British Virgin Islands charged with drug trafficking and money laundering crimes | Scoop News


The premier of the British Virgin Islands has been charged in the US with drug trafficking and money laundering crimes.

Federal prosecutors in Miami have charged Andrew Alturo Fahie and two others with cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracies, the US Justice Department has said.

On Friday, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed Fahie had been arrested in the United States.

He was held as part of an operation led by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a statement released by British Virgin Islands governor John Rankin at the time said.

Ms Truss said she was “appalled” by the allegations and an “emergency meeting of the territory’s cabinet” was due to be held on Friday.


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