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UK to impose direct rule over British Virgin Islands after inquiry finds rampant corruption

In a further twist the islands’ premier has been arrested in Miami sting operation on suspicion of drug trafficking

Britain is poised to impose a form of direct rule over the British Virgin Islands after the Caribbean territory’s premier was arrested in Miami on suspicion for drug running, and a UK-appointed commission of inquiry found rampant failings in governance.

Andrew Fahie was due to appear in court in Miami on Friday, a day after he was arrested by the US Drug Enforcement Agency in an elaborate sting operation that also snared the chief executive of the BVI port authority and her son.

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