This morning at about 10am Caribbean Time, the BBC reported that the Premier of the British Virgin Island was arrested in a ‘drug-trafficking-sting’ in Miami. . . The following is an excerpt of the BBC report.
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Premier Andrew Fahie was detained in Miami by US agents posing as cocaine traffickers from a Mexican drug cartel.
He agreed a $700,000 (£560,000) payment to allow traffickers to use BVI ports with an undercover informant, charges filed in the US said.
Mr Fahie, the elected head of government of the British overseas territory, was arrested by US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials in Florida, alongside senior BVI port official Oleanvine Maynard.
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Premier Andrew Fahie of the British Virgin Islands is the 2nd head-of-state from the region, this year, to be arrested for drug-trafficking allegations. former Honduran President was extradited to the U.S last week for drug-trafficking related allegations.
Details About The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands is a group of many islands (4 main islands) with its capital ‘Road Town, on the main island of Tortola’.
The country is a ‘British Overseas Territory’ and has a population of approximately 30,300 people.
The British Virgin Islands is an associate member of the CARICOM Union.