A British Woman Has Been Jailed For Bringing 300 Painkillers Into Egypt

A British Woman Has Been Jailed For Bringing 300 Painkillers Into Egypt

A British Woman Has Been Jailed For Bringing 300 Painkillers Into Egypt

The woman's family maintains she was taking the tablets for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers from severe back pain, and described her as "naive".

Laura Plummer was arrested in October after being found with 290 tramadol pills in her suitcase.

Plummer said she had brought the drug to her Egyptian husband, Omar Abdel-Azim, who suffers from back pain.

In a statement, the British Foreign Office said it "will continue to provide assistance to Laura and her family following the court ruling in Egypt, and our embassy is in regular contact with the Egyptian authorities". "When she brought the tramadol, she believed it was a painkiller". Her mother said she had been "living in hell" since the arrest.

While the pills are legal in some countries and throughout the United Kingdom with a prescription, they're illegal in Egypt, according to the BBC.

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The shop worker added she had been given the tablets by a colleague and had just been "daft" by putting them in her suitcase before travelling.

Despite Miss Plummer pleading her innocence, prosecutors persuaded a court in Hurghada to send her for trial - and she will appear before a judge at the main criminal court in Safaga.

Her lawyer Mohamed Othman reportedly said a plane ticket showing she paid twice as much for her flights as the drugs were worth is proof that she was not planning to sell them.

"My mums obviously devastated".

"After she was sentenced to three years, she was then put in a cage, like an animal". When you go to see Laura, she's in a mess - how can you do this to a young girl?

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She said her daughter was being held in awful conditions in a cell with no beds, sharing with up to 25 other women. "Laura did not know that what she was carrying was a narcotic", he said, reports The Sun.

Mr Turner also praised Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's efforts in dealing with the case after Foreign Minister Alastair Burt flew to Egypt to speak to his counterparts.

"I am hopeful that good sense will eventually prevail", he told the BBC.

"This is a decent woman who has made a bad mistake who shouldn't be incarcerated in any prison, never mind an Egyptian prison".

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