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Czech woman caught trying to smuggle heroin from Lahore

Czech woman caught trying to smuggle heroin from Lahore

LAHORE: A Czech woman carrying nine kilogram of heroin was arrested at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. The 21-year-old identified as Tereza Hluskova was attempting to smuggle the heroin from Lahore to Abu Dhabi.

Sources told Customs Today that the woman was in Pakistan on a three-month family visit visa which was issued on November 15 and is still valid till February 14. Customs officials have refused to hand over the woman to Anti-Narcotics Force officials and she has been shifted to the Customs House.

According to the airport sources, the woman had crossed both counters of Anti-Narcotics Force before getting caught. The customs said that raids are being conducted in different parts of the city as per the information shared by the woman.

Pakistan Customs has registered a case under Pakistan Customs Act of 1969 and has shifted her to customs warehouse for further process. Sources has confirmed that lady smuggler has said before the customs I&P that she knew that something is hidden in the bag but she doesn’t know that there is heroin in that bag. She said during investigation that she has already visited Gujranwala and Lahore for three times. Customs investigation has started investigation and will present her before the court tomorrow for further action.