U.S. Arrests BVI Premier, Port Director, and Son on Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Charges

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Friday, May 6, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On April 29, 2022, U.S. law enforcement authorities arrested British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Andrew Alturo Fashie, Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Oleavine Pickering Maynard (O. Maynard), and the Port Director’s son, Kadeem Stephan Maynard (K. Maynard) on criminal charges in the United States District Court in Miami of cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracies.  They allegedly agreed to facilitate the safe passage through BVI port of tons of Colombian cocaine headed to Miami.  In exchange for their facilitation work, the defendants would make millions, which would be sent through different businesses and bank accounts to hide the source of the money.[1]

[1]    U.S. Attorney for S.D. Florida, British Virgin Islands Premier, Port Director Charged in South Florida Federal Court with Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Crimes, April 29, 2022.