Andrew Fahie, Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands accused of drug trafficking and money laundering.
The Prime Minister of British Virgin IslandsAndrew Alturo Fahie, a detainee prosecuted by U.S. Justice for the crimes of drug pushing and money launderingyou can get out of jail if you post bail 500 thousand dollars and stay in Miami with a different condition: you must be tracked by a electronic anklet.
According to court documents, if he pays that amount, Fahie will be able to access the relief of his incarceration, which will be home, to the home of two of his daughters in Miami, but he must wear it at all. time. an electronic surveillance and location (GPS) device.
In the deed signed by Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes, of the Southeastern District of Florida, she realized that it was a “corporate bond” in the name of the Nebbia company and indicated that Fahie could receive under “confinement at home“medical care and visits from their attorneys.
At the hearing held Wednesday in Miami court special agent who testified under oath Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Brian Witek.
Fahie, whose passport was withdrawn, and the director of the Port Authority of the Caribbean archipelago, Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, appeared Friday before a federal court in Miami, accused of traffic conspiracy cocaine and launder money from the illegal sale of drugs.
DEA undercover operatives
Both, the premier and the officer, are arrested last Thursday at an airport South Florida by US DEA agents who pretended to be Mexican drug traffickers.
Miami’s Opa-locka Executive Airport, the airport where the prime minister and an official from the British Virgin Islands were arrested for drug trafficking. Photo by AP
The son of port director Kadeem Stephan Maynard, was also involved in the case and arrested. on the Caribbean island of Saint Thomas.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office accuses the three of “agreeing to facilitate safe passage through the ports of the BVI -British Virgin Islands- of tons of Colombian cocaine to Miami.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office also found out on Wednesday denied the immunity claim requested by the Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands, where he intended not to sue in Miami.
Fahie argued before the U.S. court handling his case that he was protected by an alleged “diplomatic immunity“for his status as the political leader of the British Virgin Islands.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida responded to Fahie that the United States does not recognize his claim of immunity, based on their political status.
“It appears to be based on an affidavit that the defendant is the Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands,” said a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office.
“While it is true that the affidavit correctly describes the current title of the defendant, it does not provide safety to the head of state“, clarified the Prosecutor’s Office.
The British Virgin Islands, an earthly paradise and also a fiscal. Photo by AP
In its response, the Prosecutor’s Office indicated that the U.S. Executive Power does not recognize the British Virgin Islands as a sovereign stateor that Fahie has any right to immunity from prosecution.
“Consequently, the defendant does not and cannot enjoy immunity as head of state or government ”, the statement concluded.
Another hearing is scheduled for next May 25 ”in the Miami division in front of the magistrate on duty ”, they concluded.
With information from EFE.