Czech accused of drug smuggling remains in custody in Pakistan

The 21-year-old Czech woman detained by customs officials at Pakistan’s Lahore airport earlier this month with nine kilos of heroin in her possession is set to remain in custody. A court in Pakistan has extended her detention until the end of January, the Czech Foreign Ministry told the Czech News Agency on Wednesday.

The Czech, who denies responsibility for the heroin found in her baggage, was set to appear in court for the first time on Wednesday but the hearing was postponed due to safety reasons.

Author: Ruth Fraňková