Case to answer for John Nikolic
February 19, 2019 7:14 am
The Suva High Court has ruled that there is a case to answer for John Nikolic who is fronting court for drug-related charges.
John was charged after drugs, cash, arms, and ammunition were found on board his yacht the ‘Shenanigans’ in Nadi last year.
John is charged with two counts each of importing an illicit drug with two alternative counts of possessing an illicit drug.
He is charged with a count each of possessing arms and ammunition without holding an arms license.
John was arrested after authorities seized 13 bricks of cocaine weighing 15 kilograms as well as ecstasy tablets with an estimated value of $30 million from their yacht.
In court yesterday, Judge Justice Daniel Goundar said there’s some evidence John knew about the items discovered on the yacht as some of the alleged drugs were seized upon information given by him.
The State will be giving its closing submission today, as Defense counsel waived their right to closing submission.
Meanwhile, his wife, Yvette who was jointly charged has been acquitted of all charges laid against her yesterday.