Aussie couple to take plea this month
August 7, 2018 12:55 am
The Australian couple who are alleged to have been involved in the unlawful importation of illicit drugs and ammunition in Denarau, Nadi will take their plea this month.
Yvette and John Nikolic are both charged with one count of unlawful importation of illicit drugs, one count of possession of illicit drugs and one count of failure to declare firearms and ammunition.
The prosecution today made an application at the Lautoka High Court to file the consolidated charges verbally.
However, defence lawyer Wasu Pillay objected to this and stated that the consolidated charges should be filed in writing.
The case will be called again on the 21st of this month.
The couple was arrested after authorities seized 13 bricks of cocaine weighing 15 Kilograms as well as ecstasy tablets with an estimated value of between 20 to 30 million dollars from the yacht.
They also found $30,000 in undeclared currency, guns and ammunition on board.