Czech model jailed for smuggling heroin

LAHORE: A Sessions Court on Wednesday handed down 8 years and 8 months imprisonment to Czech model Teresa Hluskova in a heroin smuggling case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 113,000 on her.

However, the court acquitted co-accused Shoaib Hafeez after giving him benefit of doubt. Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahzad Raza announced the decision which had been reserved on March 12 after hearing final arguments of the parties. The model was also present in the court at the time of the announcement of the decision.

Television footage and pictures showed that after hearing her case’s verdict, the model broke down in court.

Police moved her to women’s jail. Sardar Asghar Dogar, his lawyer, said she will appeal. During court appearance last week, Hluskova was convicted. Her phrase also includes fine of 800 (£ 605).

On January 10, 2018, the Czech model, Teresa Hluskova, was arrested from Allama Iqbal International Airport while

allegedly attempting to smuggle the 8 kg heroin from Lahore to a foreign country. Besides Teresa, four others were also nominated in the case but three of them were still at large.

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