Laura Plummer (British Lady) jailed 3-years in Egypt for smuggling Tramadol

A British woman, Laura Plummer has been convicted of smuggling 300 painkiller tablets into Egypt and jailed for three years.

The 33-year old woman was arrested after she was found with the Tramadol tablets in her suitcase, on October 9th, 2017. Plummer, claimed the painkiller, legal on prescription in the UK but banned in Egypt, was to treat her Egyptian partner’s back pain.

Her family said her lawyers had lodged an appeal. Plummer previously said she had “no idea” the tablets were illegal. Plummer’s mother Roberta Synclair, who was in court for the hearing, told the BBC: “I’m still in shock after today’s verdict. It’s difficult and I can’t believe it after waiting for two months.”

She said her daughter has now been moved to another police station ahead of her move to prison.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We 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.”

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