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The Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands was arrested last night in the US on charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering.
Andrew Fahie, 51, who also serves as the territory’s finance minister, was arrested in Miami for money laundering and conspiracy to import a controlled drug.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she was “shocked by these serious allegations,” which also follow an investigation 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 hold an emergency cabinet meeting for the territory… He will set out the next steps (today), including the urgent publication of the investigation report.’
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab ordered an investigation into allegations
In September 2021, Fahie backed a “self-determination” referendum that could see the Queen removed as head of state of the British Virgin Islands.
The move came after then-Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab ordered an investigation into allegations that party officials had embezzled taxpayer money sent to help the islands after the hurricanes.
The independent investigation was announced in January 2021. “The British Virgin Islands is not corrupt,” Fahie said at the time.
“Anyone who makes that statement is trying to damage the reputation of the BVI and is an irresponsible person.”
Mr. Rankin said last night: “I realize this is going to be shocking news to people in the territory.” He would call for calm at this point.
Andrew Fahie Quick and Facts
- Andrew Fahie, 51, is British Virgin Island’s minister of finance and premier
- He was detained in Miami for money laundering and drug smuggling charges
- Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she was ‘appalled by these serious allegations’