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Lawyer: Pakistan acquits Czech model convicted in drug case

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Pakistani lawyer claims his client, a Czech model sentenced in 2019 to eight years in prison for attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates, will be released next week

LAHORE, Pakistan – A Czech model who has been sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates will be released next week after her acquittal by an appeals court, said on Friday his lawyer.

According to the lawyer, Tereza Hluskova was acquitted by an appeals court earlier this week in the eastern city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.

Her lawyer, Saiful Malook, said Hluskova, now 24, will be released early next week after the paperwork is completed.

She was arrested in January 2018 in possession of 8.5 kilograms, or 19 pounds, of heroin at Lahore airport from where she was heading to Ireland via the United Arab Emirates. His sentence also included a fine of $ 800.

At the time of the arrest and during her trial, Hluskova, who had come to Pakistan to work as a model, pleaded her innocence and that someone else had placed the narcotics in her luggage.

Pakistani authorities regularly arrest Pakistanis and foreigners for drug trafficking.

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