Premier of British Virgin Islands is held in Miami on drug smuggling and money laundering charges
The premier of the British Virgin Islands was arrested in the US last night on charges relating to drug trafficking and money laundering.
Andrew Fahie, 51, who also serves as the territory’s minister of finance, was detained in Miami for money laundering and conspiring to import a controlled drug.
외국인 비서 Liz Truss said she was ‘appalled by these serious allegations’, which also follow an inquiry into embezzlement by officials.
She said last night: ‘I have spoken to the governor of the British Virgin Islands (여왕’s representative in the territory) and he will be holding an emergency meeting of the territory’s cabinet… He will set out next steps (오늘), including urgent publication of the inquiry’s report.’
Andrew Fahie (사진), 51, who also serves as the territory’s minister of finance, was detained in Miami for money laundering and conspiring to import a controlled drug
오늘 영연방의 날에 런던의 웨스트민스터 사원에서 영연방 서비스에 도착하는 알렉산드리아 공주 (사진) said she was ‘appalled by these serious allegations’, which also follow an inquiry into embezzlement by officials
9 월 2021, Fahie backed a ‘self-determination’ referendum that could see the Queen’s removal as the British Virgin Islands’ head of state.
The move came after then Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab ordered an inquiry into allegations that party officials had embezzled taxpayer money sent to help the islands in the wake of hurricanes.
The independent probe was announced in January 2021. ‘The BVI is not corrupt’, Mr Fahie said at the time.
‘Anyone that makes that statement is trying to damage the BVI’s reputation, and is an irresponsible person.’
Mr Rankin said last night: ‘I realise this will be shocking news for people in the territory. I would call for calm at this time.’