The DEA said the BVI premier was arrested in Miami for drug smuggling.

Acting as drug smugglers from Mexico, two government officials were apprehended by DEA agents.

Attorneys for the United States Department of Justice arrested British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie on cocaine trafficking charges in Miami on Thursday.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) apprehended Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard, the director of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority, and charged them with conspiring to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money.


According to reports, the two men traveled to Miami-Opa-Locka Executive Airport under the impression that they were meeting with undercover DEA agents who were bringing them $700,000 as a reward for their assistance in smuggling cocaine out of Colombia and into Miami and New York cities.