29 Jan 2019

Australian couple plead not guilty to drug trafficking in Fiji

9:35 am on 29 January 2019

An Australian couple have pleaded not guilty to drug related offences in Fiji.

Yvette and John Nikolic are alleged to have unlawfully imported illicit drugs, arms and ammunition when they arrived in Denarau on board their yacht last year.

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FBC News reports the pair appeared at the Suva High Court, jointly charged with importation and alternative counts of possession of an illicit drug.

They're also charged with a count each of possessing arms and ammunition without a license.

They were arrested after authorities seized 13 bricks of cocaine weighing 15 kilograms as well as 65 methamphetamine tablets with an estimated value of over $US14 million.

Officials also found $US15,000 in undeclared currency, two pistols and 97 rounds of live ammunition on board.

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