Model jailed in Pakistan for smuggling $2m of heroin in statues

A model has been sentenced to jail charged for drug trafficking.

Tereza Hluskova, 22, from the Czech Republic, was sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison after facing court in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday.

According to the court, Hluskova was arrested in possession of 8.5 kilograms of heroin in January 2018 at the Lahore airport from where she was heading to Ireland via Dubai in United Arab Emirates.

Tereza Hluskova, 22, from the Czech Republic, was jailed after facing court in Lahore, Pakistan after trying to smuggle 8.5kg of heroin. She’s pictured (left) crying outside of court after sentencing. Source: Getty Images and Instagram/ Tereza Hluskova

Hluskova was convicted during a court appearance last week. Her sentence also includes a fine of more than $1100.

The 22-year-old claims she didn’t know drugs were inside her luggage, The Sun reported.

The heroin was worth about $2 million. During her arrest she claims she received three statues she thought were gifts, the publication said.

The Czech woman claims she was given statues as a gift in her luggage when the heroin was found. Source: Instagram/ Tereza Hluskova

It’s further alleged she was told of a modelling opportunity by a Pakistani man in Manchester who had set up a fake photography studio.

She had stayed in Pakistan having been told she would promote products of a leading fashion brand.

He then allegedly gave her a bag of heroin to fly from Lahore airport The Sun reported.

Her lawyer, Sardar Asghar Dogar, said she will appeal.

With Associated Press

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