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Court summons customs prosecutor today in heroin smuggling case

Court summons customs prosecutor today in heroin smuggling case

LAHORE: The Sessions Court has summoned the prosecutor of Pakistan customs Major (retired) Aftab Ahmad on Saturday (today). The court heard  a heroin smuggling case against a Czech model who was arrested at Lahore airport while trying to smuggle 9 kilograms of heroin.

Additional Sessions Judge Ali Raza directed the Customs officials to turn up on the next date of hearing for cross-examination on their statements.

On Friday during hearing of the case, lawyer of the model Treza, Asghar Mehmood Dogar said that  customs persecutor is responsible for delay in verdict of the case. He argued before the court that due to delaying tactics of the customs the accused Treza is facing problems.

Earlier the court had recorded the statements of customs officials and others involved in helping the accused. Customs requested the court that they want to present another witness before the court which is still pending and will be recorded on Saturday.

During the hearing the defense counsel told the court that the accused was in hot waters due to delay in the final decision of the case. Later on, an alleged facilitator of the women named Tariq was arrested. According to the accused facilitator, Tereza was sent by his brother’s friend and it wasn’t her first visit. The model in her statement said that she was in Pakistan for modeling purposes and did not know who placed heroin in her luggage.

Earlier, the session court indicted the Czech model in the heroin smuggling case but Hluskova pleaded not guilty before the court.

Woman was arrested by customs after she managed to pass through the two checking counters of the ANF. The model, however, says she did not know how the drugs found their way into her bag as she visited Pakistan just for professional engagements.