Australian couple, Yvette and John Nikolic, have pleaded not guilty to their charges.
The couple were charged after drugs, arms and ammunition were found on a yacht at Port Denerau Marina in Nadi on June 22nd of this year.
They were jointly charged with one count of possession of illicit drugs and one count of failure to declare arms and ammunition’s to a customs officer while John Nikolic is additionally charged with one count of unlawful importation of illicit drugs.
It s alleged that John Nikolic imported 12.9 kilograms of cocaine and the couple had in their ossession 34.4 grams of
methamphetamine and cocaine tablets with an estimated value
of between 20 to 30 million dollars.
It is also alleged that they failed to declare that they had in their possession one 9 millimetre Smith and Wesson pistol with 62 rounds of ammunition and one revolver with 41 rounds of ammunition.
This matter was called at the Lautoka High Court before Justice Aruna Aluthge yesterday.