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‘I authorise DEA operations in the BVI’, Governor admits

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(BVI News) Governor John Rankin has indicated that his office sanctions all operations that United States law enforcement agencies carry out on BVI soil.

Governor Rankin recently made that disclosure to the London-based news organisation, Tortoise Media, months after publicly denying that he was aware of investigations being carried out in the BVI by US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials prior to the arrest of former Premier Andrew Fahie.

In his interview with Tortoise last month, Rankin said: “I do give the authorisation for DEA operations here [in the BVI]”. He further indicated in the interview that he is aware of those operations generally. According to Tortoise, the Governor shared the audio clip containing that statement “inadvertently”.

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