Friday, 19 April 2019

Czech model trying to smuggle narcotics jailed in Pakistan

(AFP)

A Pakistani court has sentenced a 22-year-old Czech model to eight years and eight months in prison on charges of drug trafficking.

The court in the eastern city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, sentenced Tereza Hluskova on Wednesday.

According to the court, Hluskova was arrested in possession of 8.5 kilograms, or 19 pounds, of heroin in January 2018 at the Lahore airport from where she was heading to Ireland.

She was on a visit to Pakistan to work as a model.

Her lawyer, Sardar Asghar Dogar, says she will appeal.

Hluskova was convicted during a court appearance last week. Her sentence also includes an $800 fine.

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