Yvette Nikolic, the wife of disgraced former Australian trainer John Nikolic, has been remanded in custody after appearing in a Fiji court on charges of importing illicit drugs, possession of illicit drugs, and failure to declare arms and ammunition.
Ms Nikolic appeared before the Nadi Magistrates Court on Tuesday after cocaine weighing 12.9kg and methamphetamine tablets weighing 34.4 grams, valued at about $20 million, was allegedly found on-board their luxury yacht ‘SV Shenanigans’.
According to friends, the couple were supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime sailing from the US to Australia before Fijian police made the discovery during a raid at the Port Denarau Marina in Nadi.
John Nikolic remains in a critical condition in a Fijian hospital after the 45-year-old reportedly drank a potentially deadly cocktail in an attempt to self-harm.
The case was adjourned and the matter transferred to the High Court in Lautoka on July 4.