BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE political leader of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Premier Andrew Fahie, was arrested in Miami during a sting operation, which is being described as an acute embarrassment to the people of that British overeas territory.
The Miami Herald reported that Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard, Managing Director of the Port Authority, were arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport.
According to reports, the two of them were at an airport to meet Mexican drug traffickers, who in reality were undercover DEA agents, to see a shipment of $700,000 (£560,000) in cash that BVI officials expected to receive for helping smuggle cocaine from Colombia to Miami and New York, the complaint said.
The report was confirmed by the Governor’s office late yesterday (Apr. 28) afternoon.