Racing figure's wife in custody in Fiji

The wife of Queensland horse racing figure John Nikolic has been remanded in custody in Fiji her for alleged involvement in importing drugs, a local newspaper has reported.

Yvette Nikolic was remanded by the Nadi Magistrate's Court on Monday, according to The Fiji Times, after illegal drugs were found, including on a yacht believed to be hers, during a raid in Nadi on Friday.

Nikolic is said to be one of four people initially taken into custody over the haul, three of whom have since been released.

She has reportedly been charged with one count of unlawful importation of illicit drugs, one count of being found in possession of illicit drugs and one count of failure to declare firearms and ammunition.

Fijian police have alleged she and another person imported 12.9 kilograms of cocaine and 34.4 grams of methamphetamine and cocaine tablets.

The cocaine, along with ammunition, were reportedly found during a search at Nadi's Port Denarau Marina.

The Fiji Times said defence lawyers for Nikolic on Monday asked Magistrate Siromi Turaga for more time to go through documents provided by the prosecution.

A request was also made for Nikolic to visit her husband, who was admitted to Lautoka Hospital in a critical condition after allegedly consuming an unknown substance during the raid.

The prosecution told the court the investigations into the case had been completed, the newspaper said

That led to a defence request for Nikolic's yacht, personal belongings and clothing to be returned to her.

The matter is due to be called in the Lautoka High Court on July 4.