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British Virgin Islands premier demands release from US custody in cocaine case

Andrew Fahie was arrested last week in a US Drug Enforcement Administration sting as he was preparing to board a private jet

The premier of the British Virgin Islands has demanded his immediate release from US custody, arguing he is immune from prosecution on cocaine-smuggling charges because he is the elected, constitutional head of government of the British overseas territory.

An attorney for Andrew Fahie made the request in a filing with Miami federal court on Monday.

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