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Fake drug busts, re-election funding alleged in Fahie’s trafficking plot

Finance Minister Andrew Fahie

Premier Andrew Fahie allegedly agreed to a plot that would have involved fake/pre-planned drug seizures designed to divert suspicion away from himself in a drug and money laundering scheme, a criminal affidavit filed in the United States (US) has shown.

According to the court complaint filed in the US Southern District of Florida, the plan was also designed to make it appear as if the Premier was “fighting drug trafficking” in the BVI using low-quality cocaine.

Premier Fahie reportedly laughed when he agreed to the suggestion put forward by an undercover informant working with the US Drug Enforcement Administration on the matter which has been in the works since at least October 2021. Fahie is said to have chuckled before allegedly telling the informant that he (the informant) had thought of everything.

Re-election campaign fund

Meanwhile, the court document further alleged that the informant, who was posing as a member of the famed Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, told the Premier that he was interested in funding Premier Fahie’s re-election campaign.

According to the complaint, the informant also asked that Premier Fahie allow him to have a hand in choosing Premier Fahie’s eventual successor if the drug and money laundering scheme went well in the first instance. 

The complaint stated that this was to ensure the continuity of their drug operations.

Details of the affidavit show that the informant asked to do a 3,000-kilo initial test run to Miami, which would have been followed by four months of 3,000-kilo loads coming through the island of Tortola two or three times a month. The US court document further stated that they would then take a break for a few months before resuming again.

Premier Andrew Fahie allegedly agreed to that proposal.

And according to the complaint, when the parties were finished discussing the specifics of the cocaine transport plan, the informant asked: “That part is good right?” and Premier allegedly said “yes”.

I will touch the money

While explaining the details of the plan, the affidavit showed that Premier Fahie asked if the informant was an undercover officer and the informant responded in a way that reassured the Premier that he was not.

To further avert suspicion that he was an undercover officer, the informant reportedly explained to Premier Fahie: ‘‘Well, first of all, you’re not touching anything.”

But Fahie allegedly replied, “I will touch one thing, the money.”

And in explaining why he was concerned about law enforcement, the Premier reportedly told the informant that the British had been trying for years to get him out of office.

The Premier allegedly said: “I have plenty of people, and I don’t sell them out to the British with their plans, their plans are to catch all the people like what you said . . . they always want to capture people, but me I see what they are doing and I protect the people.”

Fahie, who has been a legislator since 1999, also allegedly shared with the informant that, “it took me 20 years to get here and I don’t want to leave in 20 minutes”.

In the meantime, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she was “appalled by these serious allegations”; adding that “this arrest demonstrates the importance of the recently concluded Commission of Inquiry”.

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  1. LoL says:

    What did you expect from a leader who pushed cannabis and gambling. Bees to the honeypot

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    • Joining the dots says:

      $85,000 – Guy from Senegal – political problem – fixed – B**?

    • hm says:

      They need to review that bill because the way it was written would encourage the black market to thrive. No wonder everything was planned to be grown in paraquita bay with zero option for at home cultivation. Who would the black market importers sell to then.

      This is a disgrace.

    • Gangsters says:

      I think you are on to something. There was a hard push for marijuana and gambling and support for drag racing, instead of fixing the schools to educate the youths, since 2017, the poor children can’t get back in decent classrooms and a full day of learning. He knew what he was doing, so he shipped his children out.

      He and his Deputy wanted to keep the youths of the BVI interested in B_ll S#it and destroy future generations forever with all this drugs he had intended on pushing through the Territory, along with their marijuana plan.

      Pure Gangsters running this place!!!!

  2. How says:

    How is someone who has money laundering charges able to become a government official. HOW???

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  3. Licker and Sticker says:

    Who chose this man as their Premier when they voted? A party in a dark room did. Elected officials when looking for a vote need to have their feet held to a fire. I can’t know that you are the Premier and you can’t write your own speech or clearly articulate the reason why money should be taken out the SSecurity without being able to articulate a plan. These politicians we have had over the years are all trash

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  4. heckler says:

    I had predicted that the VIP will be swept from power and no obeah can saved them now

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    • Norman says:

      Fahie has dishonored his family, our country and the Caribbean nations aspiring to govern themselves.

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    • Nemo says:

      I predict the Governor will dissolve our government, take control of our ports, and right this sinking ship.
      We need to start over. We need to be guided and governed by honest people with a plan. Let’s this be the end of corruption.

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  5. no matter how fast moonlight run daylight will catch it says:

    What took 20 years to build gone in 20 minutes.

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  6. NEMO says:

    Here is the inditement: https://abkafitzhenley.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Fahie-complaint.pdf

    Fahie has not only destroyed his reputation and our belief that we could govern ourselves, he compromised the probability of other Caribbean nations aspiring to govern themselves.

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  7. Patriotic bvi says:

    true talk that.

  8. Shameful Shameful says:

    Irma, Maria, COVID, Andrew. It’s not fun to play at the IMCA. How much do you GOVERNMENT expect US, the lowly straight and narrow hard working business owners, the pillars of the economy, to endure? How did you expect to keep this economy and country going? How the he** did you think this was going to play out and end? You have put the nail in the coffin. It will take years….again years….to recover from this if at all…you greed mongers.

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  9. Mr.Gage says:

    Well I for one am not surprised at all we’ve already known for years that most politicians in the BVI are currupt and also what a way to prove Jaspert right the premier charged for drug trafficking SMDH.

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  10. Sniffn says:

    Those immortal words of the late Warren Zevon, Send lawyers guns and money the s**t has hit the fan!!!!

  11. Boogie man says:

    No wonder 3000+ kilos came into the big during quarantine time in a shipping container government played a big role in that there also

  12. Helper says:

    No wonder 3000+ kilos came into the big during quarantine time in a shipping container government played a big role in that there also n then people be looking at the guys on the streets as bad people

  13. Fred says:

    He wasn’t alone. Wait for naming names in order to plea bargain. There’s a lot of nervous people in BVI right now.

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  14. Its on says:

    Them ain’t catch a craven Congo yet.pick pick is Congo favorite food.

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