A Czech national, Tereza Hluskova, was sentenced to over eight years in prison after being found guilty of smuggling narcotics, Express News reported.
During a hearing at a lower court in Lahore, Judge Shehzad Raza announced the detailed verdict and sentenced the Czech model to eight years and eight months in prison. She was also fined over Rs1.4 million.
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On the other hand, the co-accused in the case, Shoaib Hafeez Khan, was acquitted due to reasonable doubt surrounding his role in the smuggling bid.
Tereza was taken into custody at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore after she attempted to smuggle 9kg of heroin in January 2018.
She was able to cross two security checks despite ‘stringent’ controls in place and was en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The value of the drugs in the international market was believed to be Rs150 million.