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BVI Premier, Port Director Charged in South Florida Federal Court with Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Crimes

13/05/2022

Miami federal prosecutors have charged the following defendants with cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracies for agreeing to facilitate the safe passage through BVI ports of tons of Colombian cocaine headed to Miami.

  1. British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier - Andrew Alturo Fahie,
  2. Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority - Oleanvine Pickering Maynard (O. Maynard), and
  3. The Port Director’s son, - Kadeem Stephan Maynard (K. Maynard),

IT IS CLAIMED

  1. The defendants would make millions, which would be funnelled through different businesses and bank accounts to hide the money’s source.
  2. According to the allegations of the criminal complaint affidavit, during March and April, Fahie, O. Maynard, and K. Maynard participated in a series of meetings with the purported drug trafficker to broker the deal.
  3. Fahie and O. Maynard would secure required licenses, shield the cocaine-filled boats while in BVI’s ports, and grease the palm of a potentially problematic government official, says the affidavit.
  4. They discussed bringing 3,000 kilograms of cocaine through a BVI port as a test run, followed by 3,000 kilograms once or twice a month for four months.
  5. Fahie and O. Maynard would get a percentage of the cocaine’s sales – millions of dollars, it is alleged.

ARRESTS

  1. Fahie and O. Maynard were arrested yesterday in Miami.

According to the allegations, they were here to pick up a $700,000 cash advance on their deal.

  1. The third defendant, K. Maynard, was arrested in St. Thomas.

NOTE

  • Criminal complaints contain mere allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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