Caribbean leader arrested in drugs sting moans UK ‘did not pay him enough’
A CARIBBEAN leader nicked in a major cocaine bust is said to have moaned to undercover agents that “the British didn’t pay him much”.
British Virgin Islands premier Andrew Fahie, 51, was allegedly held in a sting by agents posing as traffickers from a Mexican cartel.
Drug Enforcement Administration officers are said to have recorded him agreeing a £560,000 bung as part of a plot to smuggle thousands of kilos of coke into the US.
News of his arrest broke as the islands, known for banking secrecy, face allegations that corrupt officials stole from a £50million aid package sent by the UK in the wake of a hurricane in 2017.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was said to be closely monitoring developments as Fahie faced court in Miami last night.
The father of three was arrested on Thursday along with BVI port boss Oleanvine Maynard and her son Kadeem.
Court papers said the three thought they would make £6.2million out of the deal.
The BVI, where the Queen is head of state, has a population of just 30,000.