Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

UK woman jailed over Pakistan drugs

A British woman has reportedly been jailed in Pakistan over drug smuggling

A Pakistan anti-narcotics court has sentenced a British woman to life in prison on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin into Britain, a defence lawyer says.

Khadija Shah, 26, was convicted today, lawyer Shahzad Akbar said. He said Shah's baby girl Malaika, who was born in prison, will remain with her behind bars.

He said Shah was set up by a man to carry suitcases holding 63kg of heroin when she was arrested at Islamabad airport in 2012, when she was six months pregnant.

The lawyer said Shah did not know what was inside and he will appeal the verdict.

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