Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

THESE are the squalid conditions British tourist Laura Plummer could face after she was jailed for three years for smuggling painkillers into Egypt.

Laura Plummer was arrested in October upon arrival at Hurghada airport after 400 tablets of the opiate painkiller Tramadol were found in her possession.

Standing before the judge in court on Christmas Day, Ms Plummer was asked: "You are accused of smuggling and possessing Tramadol to Egypt?" The painkillers are legal in the United Kingdom but banned in Egypt.

The case opened yesterday, Christmas Day, in Safaga, a Red Sea town 300 miles south of Cairo.

The ordeal has been a hammer blow to the family, who claim Miss Plummer had no idea what she doing was illegal and was just "daft". It is understood that...

Laura Plummer, from Hull, reportedly entered an incorrect plea and admitted importing the drugs by mistake after questions and responses in court were "lost in translation".

British tourist Laura Plummer, 33, appears handcuffed and alone in court in Egypt to hear her fate over drug smuggling charges that could lead to the death penalty

"I just can't believe it, she couldn't do three months, now it's three years", Roberta Sinclair, Ms Plummer's mother, told the Telegraph.

Sister Jayne Synclair told the Mirror: "If she ever makes it out of there, I will be amazed".

Her legal team are to put in a bail application that could see Laura freed from the detention centre where she has been since October 9. "She had only 320 pills - even the plane ticket is nearly double the price of those pills".

They said she did not try to hide the medication and initially thought it was a joke when she was pulled up by officials.

Her family have insisted she has been treated fairly by the Egyptian justice system, which will today decide whether to postpone her hearing or accept a bail offer.

He added: "The evidence is pretty clear that she didn't know the drug was banned and she was taking it out there to help her boyfriend, who has come up with the evidence that he does suffer from a severe back problem".

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