British Virgin Islands’ Prime Minister Andrew Fahie was arrested on the fees of drug trafficking and cash laundering in US.
Fahie, the elected head of presidency within the British abroad territory, was detained in Miami after agreeing to present brokers posing as drug smugglers entry to British Virgin Islands’ ports in alternate for $700,000 (€663,000).
Fahie was arrested by US Drug Enforcement Company (DEA) officers in Florida, alongside senior BVI port official Oleanvine Maynard.
Andrew Fahie appeared in federal courtroom in Miami on Friday, a day after he was arrested by the US Drug Enforcement Company in an elaborate sting operation that additionally snared the chief govt of the BVI port authority and her son.
After the arrest of Fahie, Britain is poised to impose a type of direct rule over the British Virgin Islands.
The UK overseas secretary Liz Truss didn’t instantly impose direct rule however mentioned the report confirmed “clearly that substantial legislative and constitutional change is required to restore the standards of governance that the people of the BVI are entitled to”.
The UK is already chargeable for defence and overseas coverage within the BVI, which is a British abroad territory, however Governor Basic John Rankin – Queen Elizabeth’s consultant on the island – is now anticipated to take cost of all BVI home coverage and budgets.