British Woman Could Face Death Penalty In Egypt Over Painkillers

British Woman Could Face Death Penalty In Egypt Over Painkillers

British Woman Could Face Death Penalty In Egypt Over Painkillers

Ms Plummer, a shop assistant from Hull, said that she had taken 29 packets of tramadol, which is available only on prescription in the United Kingdom, to her Egyptian husband, who has a bad back.

She was found with 29 packets of Tramadol, which is banned in the country, inside her suitcase at Hurghada airport on October 9.

The paper reported that Plummer signed a 38-page statement in Arabic believing that it meant she thought she could leave.

It comes as her sister, Jayne Synclair, 40, said Ms Plummer is being held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with "murderers, heroin addicts and prostitutes" and was being "kicked and kicked" until the leader of the cell intervened.

Her family was told she may face the death penalty, or 25 years in jail. She is expected to appear in court on November 9 for her third hearing.

"They say she's unrecognizable", her brother continued. "There was also naproxen as well".

Laura Plummer had come to visit her Egyptian partner, who is allegedly suffering from back pain following an accident. She wasn't selling them. "When they seen her, she's like a zombie, they said", James told the Press Association.

The Foreign Office said it was supporting a British woman and her family after her detention in Egypt.

The woman is a month in jail in the city Hurgada where she went to relax with my husband Omar. Egypt's drug control fund, which has a free helpline, received more calls about tramadol than any other drug in August, according to Ghada Wali, the minister for social solidarity. "She wouldn't have a clue that she was doing something unlawful". "She looked over at us and said "mum, mum, please help me, help me".

Laura and Omar met four years ago and she flies to Egypt four times a year to visit him.

He added: "Tramadol is bought and sold on the streets of Egypt and is causing major problems".

"The family describe Laura to me as somebody who is very naive", Turner told the Guardian.

To try and secure her release she and her parents paid a total of £10,000 to two "lawyers" - but they turned out to be con artists. "But the conditions are going to be extremely basic and I'm sure she's petrified by what is unfolding before her".

"Her family said to some extent it is better that she's with lots of people in a cell than in a cell on her own because people are around her", said Turner.

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