Private Plane Allegedly Carrying Two Billionaires, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and 5,000 Cannabis Plants Grounded in St. Kitts
by KENZIE BRYANT MAY 14, 2019 2:32 PM
You’ve heard of the Rihanna plane. Maybe you’ve heard of the Air Drake plane. Now, here’s the cannabis plane, a plane allegedly full of cannabis, and actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his mother-in-law were on it.
They arrived in St. Kitts along with Meyers’s wife, Mara Lane, Coca-Cola bottling heir Alki David, and billionaire Chase Ergen, on the bottling scion’s private plane, which, again, was allegedly filled wall-to-wall with cannabis. Around 5,000 plants total, plus hemp seeds and C.B.D. products, all adding up to about $1.3 million, per the number crunchers over at the Daily Mail.
David, you see, is known for his Swissx medicinal cannabis products, and he’s attempting to broker a deal with the St. Kitts and Nevis government to “develop legal cannabis businesses in the region.” The island nation in the Caribbean is a well-known tourist destination, in addition to being one of the world’s most untouchable.
Per a press release, David and the Swissx team say that he and Ergen came to the island to negotiate with Prime Minister Timothy Harris, but when talks broke down, they were later arrested at the airport.
“Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s mother-in-law and wife were cavity searched. We left the airport after the search but were then arrested after trying to leave the island a few days later,” David told the Daily Mail’s Web site.
David’s release lays out the team’s plans for what he calls “economic development” on the island. “Our intention is to work with the government, the courts, the banks, the business sector, and the farmers to develop a fair system that creates thousands of jobs on the island and uses Swissx’s international distribution network to make St. Kitts-Nevis cannabis products among the most sought after in the world,” it reads.
The release goes on to claim they talked to Harris about “coordinating support efforts” ahead of plans to scoot on to other island nations and spread the good word of their cannabis business. But the St. Kitts and Nevis prime minister’s office said in a statement, “Non-nationals would not be permitted to secure advantages over nationals as we set about to build out a marijuana industry. The government has not granted any license to anyone to import plants or seeds into the Federation and that [the] administration has not had any conversation with any foreigner about setting up businesses to trade in cannabis.”
David and Ergen headed to trial Tuesday morning, and David was all laughs on his Instagram Story, saying, “Well, folks, today’s the big day. Trial day, right? Trial day. We are headed towards the Basseterre quadrant, where it will be decided as to the fate of the entrepreneur who came with hemp: 10 years or freedom? More shall be revealed.” In the release, David’s team provided the hashtag “#FreeAlkiDavid.”
You can buy all your hemp products online from Chase Ergen's website: Swissx