Czech drug mule fined, sentenced to 8 years for heroin smuggling

02:21 PM | 20 Mar, 2019
Czech drug mule fined, sentenced to 8 years for heroin smuggling
LAHORE - An additional district and sessions court on Wednesday awarded an 8-year sentence to to Czech Republic model Tereza Hluskova, who was arrested in a bid to smuggle heroin from Lahore to Dubai last year.

The court had reserved the verdict into the case on March 12.

Tereza was also fined Rs0.13 million, while her companion was freed.

During the pronouncement of the decision in the case, the deputy secretary of the Czech Republic Consulate was also in attendance in the court.

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