1 Mar 2019

Fiji court convicts Australian man on drug smuggling charges

10:47 am on 1 March 2019

A Fiji court has found an Australian horse trainer guilty of smuggling drugs and weapons into the country.

Three court assessors made the ruling at the High Court in Suva on Thursday morning, before Justice Daniel Goundar affirmed the conviction in the afternoon.

John Nikolic was arrested last year after more than 12 kilogrammes of cocaine and methamphetamine, cash and firearms were found stashed on his yacht.

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Photo: Fiji Government

His wife, Yvette, was last week dismissed of the same charges.

Nikolic will be sentenced on the 8th of March.