Czech model, caught for heroin smuggling, sparks ‘war’ between Pakistani officials

Dawood Rehman 05:15 PM | 14 Jan, 2018
Czech model, caught for heroin smuggling, sparks ‘war’ between Pakistani officials
LAHORE - Investigators from three Pakistani departments are reportedly engaging in a ‘war’ over custody of a Czech model who was arrested with nine kilogrammes of heroin at Lahore airport earlier this week.

The 21-year-old identified as Tereza Hluskova, travelling to Ireland via Abu Dhabi, was caught by Customs officials after successfully passing through two Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) checking counters at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. She was shifted to Customs House after the officials refused to hand her over to the ANF.

While the ANF and Airport Security Force (ASF) are struggling hard to get the model’s custody for interrogation, according to leading Urdu daily Nawai-i-Waqt, the Customs isn’t just ready to hand the woman over to any other department.

After an exchange of strong words between the officials at the airport following the model’s arrest, the newspaper reports that the three departments have been playing engaged in a tug of war over her custody by writing official letters to each other.

The situation has aggravated to such an extent that officers from these departments have started doing legal research leaving behind all the departmental work just to ascertain who could win the woman’s custody.

According to the law, the Anti-Narcotics Force holds the right to detain and investigate the criminal in this case.

Tereza, a famous Czech model, was in Pakistan on a three-month family visit visa which was issued on November 15 and valid till February 14.

Meanwhile, authorities have begun raiding different parts of the city based on the information provided by the woman.

Multiple cases of large quantities of drugs being smuggled via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) made the headlines last year as a racket allegedly involving PIA officials as well as Heathrow Airport's ground staff was busted.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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