Coca-Cola's billionaire fortune heir would have been arrested on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts after more than 900,000 pounds of cannabis were found aboard his private jet. Alkiviades David - known as Alki David - was arrested at Robert L. Bradshaw International airport after customs officials discovered about 5,000 cannabis plants on the plane.
David had flown into St Kitts with fellow billionaire business associate Chase Ergen, 66, and actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. They were held for several hours before being arrested days later when they tried to leave the island. David said the plants were "all hemp" and were part of a new venture to "develop a legal cannabis business" in the eastern Caribbean. Saint Christopher and Nevis police officials told the Daily Express that David and Ergen were charged with possession of controlled drugs and importation of a controlled drug into the federation.