BREAKING: BVI Premier charged in Miami in cocaine smuggling scheme


The premier of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the small Caribbean territory’s ports were arrested Thursday at a Miami-area airport by federal agents on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and money laundering, according to U.S. authorities. Click here to join our WhatsApp Group.

Andrew Alturo Fahie, BVI’s premier, and Oleanvine Maynard, manager director of the port authority, were taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport.

The foreign officials were arrested after they met with undercover DEA agents posing as cocaine traffickers to check out an alleged shipment of $700,000 in cash on an airplane that they believed was destined for the British Virgin Islands, authorities told the Miami Herald.

The DEA agents were posing as members of the Mexican Sinaloa cartel. Both government officials, who were in Miami for a cruise convention, went to the airport Thursday morning to see the alleged load of cash after DEA agents told them that the money was a payoff for allowing the cartel’s future cocaine loads to be transported through the British territory to the United States, authorities said.

The British territory, an archipelago, has a population of only 30,000 and is adjacent to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  1. They “Dry Cried” for Buju Banton, and even with millions of fans around the World rallying behind BUJU, he still had to do his time and become a felon.
    Now who’s gonna #dry-cry for Andrew?
    Does anyone cares?
    When the DEA bite, because they don’t bark, they take some flesh from your behind!

  2. I hope somebody beat his ass just as a kind “welcome”. Fools like this in power are going to go down one by one, and quickly. Who next? Go get ’em.

    • @Wharf Rat…a wah a guarne⁉️
      Cool Ruler referenced certain #movements, as it pertains, to our #Dadli #Deadli Connection, but our Leaders in Antigua, Barbuda & Redonda tend to be a bit more cunning⁉️
      The story of Geese & Teddy comes to mind, and the fall that allegedly took, for the Nation.

      The former President of Honduras was recently extradited to the USA, on several charges dealing with the #Drug #Game?

      Speaking of the #Drug #Game, English Harbour’s jumping, jamming, drugging, eating, sailing, dancing and of course drinking some good ‘ole English Harbour #Spirits!

      Sitting with binoculars and scopes observing the yachts from all over the Globe, sail around Antigua, #FICTION($) take a hold on my thoughts, as I watch the #Dadli #Deadli Connection Movements.

      Drugs, guns and any kind of contraband will always be moved, through da Caribbean Waters!🐠🐠🐠🐬🐬🐬

  3. Those in the antigua government that do simular think must be looking over their shoulders.
    We already know about the ones that have their wives and concubines going thru VIP without and check.

  4. Those in the antigua government that do simular things must be looking over their shoulders.
    We already know about the ones that have their wives and concubines going thru VIP without and check.

  5. It is a good thing that our honorable Prime Minister is a shrewd and honest business man that is all about country and not self and WILL NOT be caught up in these shenanigan schemes.

    Guidance to you sir!!!

    • JUST SAYING shrewd businessman is the operative word. There are documents in the US Justice system under seal involving our economic ambassador Saab Moran. We do not know what those documents will reveal when unsealed. The US government works slowly but surely when crimes are committed on its territory. With respect to the latter, perhaps they are still working quietly on the Odebrecth scandal that took place in Miami. Please don’t count your chickens before they are hatched since Antigua and Antiguans might be involved in ongoing US investigations.

  6. I am not too smart so I can’t see what crime was committed. DEA agents took the individuals to the airport to show them what was suppose to be a plane loaded with money destined for BVI. Does the DEA have more information that the individuals were dealing with drug cartels? There is a lot missing from this story.

    • Go and read the Miami Herald’s article and you see that the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation. There are claims made that Fahie took a bride earlier this month for 20k, as good faith down payment, and the real money was going start coming at the Airport. He took the bait and got pinched. I am quite sure this is not beginners bad luck for these people.

    • Of curse the DEA have more information. Their agents were working undercover and had meetings with the accused in the BVI. That is how they operate to entrap people who they feel are involve in criminal activities such as drug trafficking and money laundering. That is the modus operandi of the DEA. When they finally make an arrest it is because they have a mountain of evidence against you.

    • No you’re smarter than you think. DEA agents do arrest leaders of countries/territories without reasonable doubt of them committing a crime. DEA agents do sloppy work, the Antiguan Police are better at their jobs.

      You note that there is a lot missing from the story, so that means in your mind something is not right.

      • @ Bilbo or Bimbo you’re really that dunce or stupid.
        You seriously wrote that 😂😃😂 and hit the send button.
        Next it’s Holberton Hospital is better than most .
        Lol Antigua police is better at their Job than DEA agents ?
        Man you really can’t change stupid

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