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UK seeks arrest of former Turks and Caicos premier

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (AP) – The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands says it has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a former premier whom authorities want to question as part of a corruption probe.

A government statement says the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team has been seeking to question Michael Misick for several months. Misick is the focus of an investigation into allegations of corruption and money laundering during his time in office. Misick’s wherabouts are unknown. The government said Monday it had obtained an international warrant through Interpol.

Britain imposed direct rule on the Caribbean territory in August 2009 and suspended the local government after a probe into allegations that local leaders misused public money and profited from the sale of government-owned land.

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