Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

27 December, 2017, 03:40 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Miss Plummer left could face 25 years in prison with no parole life imprisonment or even the death penalty

Her lawyer Mohamed Othman said a plane ticket which showed she paid twice as much for her flights as the drugs were worth shows she was not looking to sell them.

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

Speaking from Egypt after the verdict, Mum Roberta said: "This is not fair".

"She's a normal, nice person". I was anxious about her before, [when she was] in the police station.

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Speaking to the court on behalf of Plummer, the lawyer, said she had no criminal intent in bringing in the painkillers.

"I feel sick - I'm so frightened for her".

Her lawyer told Sky News that the idea she was a drug trafficker was illogical as she made no attempt to hide what she was transporting.

"After she was sentenced to three years, she was then put in a cage, like an animal".

"My mums obviously devastated". She's out there by herself.

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"We're just hoping. Even half of that would be better - anything less than three years".

Her family said she was "sleep deprived", "visibly nervous" and "upset" to the extent that the presiding official had to call a halt to proceedings.

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

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".

Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested in October after she was found carrying in her suitcase Tramadol tablets, which is listed as an illegal drug in Egypt for its wide use as a heroin substitute.

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The 33-year-old from Hull was arrested as she arrived in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada in October, but was jailed on Boxing Day.

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