Czech pensioner gets 27 years in Hong Kong for drug smuggling

A Czech pensioner has received a 27-year jail term in Hong Kong for drug smuggling. The man, who is 69 years old, was caught with three kilogrammes of cocaine in his luggage. He said he was unaware of the substance, which was apprehended on a flight from South America, and had received the suitcase as a gift.

Czech Radio reported that the man speaks no foreign languages and is almost deaf.

Author: Ian Willoughby