Husband accused of $20m drug smuggling in Fiji 'swallowed a lethal cocktail of liquid cocaine and meth' – as his wife pleads to visit him in hospital where he's fighting for life

The couple set sail aboard their yacht for a trip of a lifetime, and it now appears that the Fijian destination is where at least one of them could live out their days.

Yvette Nikolic, 42, one half of the couple allegedly caught smuggling $20 million worth of cocaine and ecstacy into Fiji, has begged to be granted visitation to her husband in hospital.

John Nikolic allegedly 'swallowed a potentially deadly concoction of liquid cocaine and methamphetamine', the Herald Sun reported. 

Husband accused of $20m drug smuggling in Fiji allegedly 'swallowed a lethal cocktail of liquid cocaine and meth' – as his wife in custody (pictured) pleads to visit him in hospital where he's fighting for life

The couple set sail aboard their yacht (pictured) for a trip of a lifetime, and it now appears that the Fijian destination is where at least one of them could live out their days

The reports claim that Mr Nikolic supposedly drank the cocktail after the couple's yacht was raided in Port Denarau, with police allegedly seizing the drugs, along with cash, drugs and ammunition.

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Mrs Nikolic has since faced court in Fiji, where she pleaded with the magistrate to visit her critically ill husband.

It is alleged that the cocktail he ingested was an attempt to self harm. 

John Nikolic (pictured) allegedly swallowed a potentially deadly concoction of liquid cocaine and methamphetamine

The reports claim that Mr Nikolic supposedly drank the cocktail after the couple's yacht (pictured) was raided in Port Denarau, with police allegedly seizing the drugs, along with cash, drugs and ammunition

He is currently located in Lautoka hospital, only minutes up the road from where she is currently being held in the $5 million remand centre.

The hospital is frequently full to the brim with patients, either waiting to be seen by doctors or to simply pick up a prescription. 

In contrast, the prison facility is brand new, spacious, and according to those who have seen inside the four walls, in excellent condition.

The hospital (pictured) is frequently full to the brim with patients, either waiting to be seen by doctors or to simply pick up a prescription

Mr Nikolic (right) is currently located in Lautoka hospital, only minutes up the road from where Mrs Nikolic (left) is currently being held in the $5 million remand centre

John Nikolic (pictured) was arrested after police allegedly seized drugs and guns on the couple's boat in Fiji

The facility is divided into two sections, a remand centre and long-term prison.

Each area holds 24 women comfortably, in addition to staff.

'He's still very critical,' a source said.

'He has no family to be there by his bedside. He is by himself.'

The couple's yacht, Shenanigans, is currently moored off Denarau Mar­ina, where it is almost forgotten amongst the super yachts that regularly preside in the area.

Officials have again scoured the yacht for further incriminating evidence. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade conceded it was providing consular assistance to an Australian currently detained in Fiji.

This assistance could include such matters as helping find local lawyers, communicating with family and liaising with local authorities. 

In the lead up to their voyage, the Nikolics (pictured) described themselves as 'newbie' sailors

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