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British Virgin Island PM Nabbed In U.S. On Drug Trafficking Raps

The prime minister of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the Caribbean territory's ports were arrested Thursday on drug smuggling charges in South Florida, federal authorities said, the Associated Press (AP) reported.


Photo Insert: PM Andrew Alturo Fahie and Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard were taken into custody by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-Locka Executive Airport and charged with conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money.



PM Andrew Alturo Fahie and Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard were taken into custody by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-Locka Executive Airport and charged with conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money, according to a criminal complaint.


According to the records, Maynard's son, Kadeem Maynard, faces the same changes in the alleged scheme, Euronews also reported.



"Anyone involved with bringing dangerous drugs into the United States will be held accountable, no matter their position," DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said in a statement.


"Today is yet another example of DEA's resolve to hold corrupt government members responsible for using their positions of power to provide a haven for drug traffickers and money launderers in exchange for their own financial and political gain," Milgram added.


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Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard had been at the airport to meet Mexican drug traffickers, who in reality were undercover DEA agents, to see a shipment of $700,000 in cash that BVI officials expected to receive for helping smuggle cocaine from Colombia to Miami and New York, the complaint said.


A DEA confidential source had previously met with Maynard and her son after being introduced by a group of self-proclaimed Lebanese Hezbollah operatives, according to the complaint.


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After Fahie became involved, the BVI officials agreed to let the smugglers bring the cocaine through the port at Tortola before continuing to the US.



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