5.9k Share this

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. 

Foreign Secretary 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 (the Queen’s representative in the territory) and he will be holding an emergency meeting of the territory’s cabinet… He will set out next steps (today), including urgent publication of the inquiry’s report.’ 

Andrew Fahie (pictured), 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

Andrew Fahie (pictured), 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

Andrew Fahie (pictured), 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

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (pictured) said she was ‘appalled by these serious allegations’, which also follow an inquiry into embezzlement by officials

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (pictured) said she was ‘appalled by these serious allegations’, which also follow an inquiry into embezzlement by officials

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (pictured) said she was ‘appalled by these serious allegations’, which also follow an inquiry into embezzlement by officials

In September 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.’

Source: Daily Mail

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Rep. Trone ‘Could Not Care Less About’ His Constituents

Former investigative journalist and current Republican candidate for Congress in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional…

Newcastle scientists plans to grow ‘real’ fillet steaks in a lab within 12 months

Fake moos: Fillet steak grown in a Newcastle LABORATORY that might one…

Exclusive — Ted Cruz Heads to Alabama to Campaign for Mo Brooks

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be making his way to Alabama to…

Afghan Accused of Sexually Abusing Two Ukrainian Refugee Children

An Afghan migrant who worked as security at German asylum accommodation has…

Human Smuggler Arrested with Migrants in Florida Traffic Stop

Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Mexican national on human smuggling charges…

Rape victim, 36, tortured by ‘Prince Charming’ ex ‘waited NINE months for Clare’s Law’s response’

A rape victim subjected to mental and physical torture by a ‘Prince…

British scientists warned monkeypox would fill the void left by smallpox three years ago

Some of the country’s top disease experts warned that monkeypox would fill…

First image surfaces of PM at Partygate bash

The first pictures of Boris Johnson drinking at a lockdown-busting Downing Street…