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Coca-Cola and Swiss X billionaire arrested in the Caribbean with $ 1,3 million worth of cannabis on his private jet

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Coca-Cola heir arrested in the Caribbean with $1,3 million worth of cannabis, 5000 plants aboard a private jet

A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts after a search aboard his private jet that found more than $ 1,3 million worth of cannabis on board, multiple reports say.

Alkiviades “Alki” David, 50, was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Unit at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport after customs officials found approximately 5000 cannabis plants in addition to seeds and a variety of other cannabis products, according to the Vancouver Sun.

He is accused of possession with the intention to deliver, possession of controlled drugs and the importation of a controlled drug into the federation.

David claims the plants are “pure hemp” and will be used to make cannabidiol products – a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis and hemp – for his medicinal cannabis company, SwissX.

Plans for a new cannabis consortium in the Caribbean

He and Chase Ergen, founder of major satellite companies Dish and EchoStar, announced in April that they formed a consortium focused on the development of cannabis activities in Eastern Caribbean countries such as St. Kitts-Nevis, Dominica and Antigua.

The plans include the purchase of agricultural land and partnerships with farmers to create a cooperative entity modeled on the one in Switzerland. David and Ergen will create thousands of jobs and benefit from the rich cultural history and cannabis knowledge of the region's empowering Rastafarian movement. The consortium has already had its first meetings with business and government leaders in the region and will expand its reach in the month of May.

Billionaire and founder of SwissX

David is an heir to the Leventis-David Group which owns the largest stake in Coca-Cola Helenic HBC, Europe's largest bottling company. The Leventis family is worth more than $ 388 million, according to The Sunday Times 2018 Rich List. The British publication estimates that David himself is worth more than $ 2,8 billion.

He lives on the Isle of Man and arrived on St. Kitts in a plane with Ergen and the Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. David is the owner of SwissX, a medical marijuana company that produces luxury CBD oils promoted by the artist Snoop Dog.

His hologram company was responsible for digitally recreating Tupac in 2012 for Coachella performances and Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The billionaire recently ran into legal trouble in April 2019 after a former female employee was reportedly fired for refusing to have sex with him, People reported. David paid $ 11,1 million for a settlement with her.

David was released after paying a deposit of $ 30.000. He had to hand in all travel documents and report to the Frigate Bay Police Station for daily check-ins. Today 14 May he will have to appear in court.

Read the full article on Foxnews (EN, source), 9News (EN, source), afb.

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