– The Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands has been arrested in Florida
The Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands was arrested in Florida on Thursday and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering, the governor of this foreign territory in the United Kingdom has announced.
The official said it was my duty as governor to inform you that Prime Minister Andrew Fahrenheit was arrested this morning on charges related to drug imports and money laundering in Miami.
Olenwin Maynard, director of port services in the British Virgin Islands, and his son, Qadim Maynard, were arrested for similar facts, according to a statement from AFP to the head of the U.S. Anti-Drug Agency. (DEA), Anne Milgram. “Anyone involved in the importation of dangerous drugs into the United States will be held accountable regardless of their position,” Ann Milgram said.
All three defendants were arrested at the North Miami airport when they met with Mexican drug traffickers, who were in fact DEA secret agents who were to offer them $ 700,000 in cash to help smuggle cocaine from Colombia to Miami and New York. For court documents cited by American newspapers.
The British Virgin Islands, with a population of about 35,000, are located east of Puerto Rico and are known as one of the planet’s major tax havens. The Caribbean archipelago has an autonomous government, but is appointed governor by Queen Elizabeth II on the recommendation of the British government.