Alleged British 'drug smuggler' escapes death penalty in Egypt

Frederick Owens
December 27, 2017

A British woman has been jailed for three years in Egypt after accidentally confessing to smuggling drugs.

Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was arrested after she was found with the Tramadol tablets in her suitcase, on 9 October.

Ms Plummer's lawyer Mohamed Othman said the allegations against his client were "illogical" as her plane ticket was "double the price" of the pills.

Plummer, a shop worker, appeared in court on Monday, but the judged adjourned the hearings to Tuesday.

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".

Ms Synclair said: "She's absolutely terrified, she's petrified. she looks shocking, she looks shock white, her hair has fallen out, her teeth are all discoloured, she's got a rash all over her face, she couldn't even stand up in court". "I was anxious about her staying in the police custody; now she will be in the prison with criminal people".

Laura's family say she has already suffered vicious beatings at the hands of fellow inmates because she is foreign.

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Her sister, Rachel Plummer, said the family's hopes now hinged on the outcome of the appeal. Anything less than three years.

It is legal in the United Kingdom but a banned drug in Egypt and anyone caught with it can face criminal charges.

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".

"We're also devastated by the news that it's been able to carry on this far and the fact that she's been sentenced for three years, just for being kind, it's a disgrace". Her lawyers have launched an appeal. "Laura did not know that what she was carrying was a narcotic".

Plummer's local MP, Karl Turner, said her case had been raised with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.

According to her family, Laura has been held in a packed cell with 25 other female prisoners since her arrest in October, and has been having suicidal thoughts.

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

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