LAHORE: A classes court docket on Wednesday sentenced a Czech lady arrested remaining yr on charges of trying to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi to eight years and eight months in jail.
Additional Sessions Judge Shahzad Raza issued the verdict in opposition to 21-year-old Tereza Hluskova. The co-accused in the case, Shoaib Hafeez Khan, became acquitted because of reasonable doubt surrounding his function within the smuggling bid.
Television footage and snap shots showed that the version broke down in courtroom after hearing the verdict of her case. She become shifted to a women prison by way of the police.
Her attorney Sardar Asghar Dogar said she can enchantment. Hluskova become convicted throughout a court look last week. Her sentence also consists of an 800 dollar (£605) great.
Since her arrest on January 10, 2018, Hluskova has instructed investigators that she got here to Pakistan to paintings as a version, however a person positioned 8 and a half of kilogrammes of narcotics into her bags as she become returning.
She became arrested as she attempted to board a flight for Abu Dhabi. Czech diplomats had furnished her prison help. Over the course of her trial, nine witnesses had recorded their statements in opposition to the accused.
Her facilitator become additionally arrested who stated that Hluskova teamed up together with her brother’s buddy to smuggle pills from Pakistan to foreign countries diverse times before getting stuck through the airport authorities.
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The model, but, ruled out the accusations, announcing in her protection that she become travelling Lahore for some modeling assignments and became unaware that someone placed the medicine in her bag.
Earlier this 12 months, in January, a overseas PhD pupil became taken into custody by customs workforce after narcotics had been located in his bags in the course of take a look at-in at the new Islamabad International Airport.
Customs body of workers recovered 325 grammes of cocaine disguised as sweets and arrested the student Ifenaye Junior Aloja, who is a PhD pupil in a personal university of Islamabad. He become moved to Customs Headquarters for legal court cases.