Former BVI Premier Andrew Fahie found guilty of drug conspiracy

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Former Premier Andrew Fahie has been found guilty of conspiring to smuggle drugs into the United States and laundering the proceeds he made from the arrangement.

Fahie faced charges of drug smuggling, money laundering and racketeering before a Miami court.

The 12-member jury deliberated for more than four hours before arriving at a verdict late this afternoon and unanimously convicted Fahie on all counts of conspiracy he was facing.

Fahie was represented by attorney Theresa Van Vliet who argued that her client had been framed by the United Kingdom government. This is despite overwhelming evidence showing that Fahie was nabbed following a sting operation orchestrated by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Sentencing has been scheduled for April 29 — just one day past the date he was arrested two years ago. Fahie was remanded following the verdict after being out on bail for nearly two years following his arrest.

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