Monday, January 28, 2019

British Woman Jailed For Possessing Illegal Painkillers In Egypt Is Pardoned & Freed

The British woman jailed for possessing illegal painkillers in Egypt has been pardoned and freed.

Laura Plummer, 34, was jailed for three years in December 2017 after she was found carrying 290 Tramadol tablets in her suitcase.

But she has now been released after serving 14 months of her sentence, according to The Sun.

Miss Plummer's family said she was taking the tablets for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers from severe back pain and had no idea what she was doing was wrong.

Celebrating her release, she said: 'I'm so happy to be going home. I mean, who goes on holiday for two weeks and then stays 14 months.

'I just wish I wasn't being deported. But I promise you — I'll never set foot in an airport again.'

Miss Plummer was initially charged with smuggling drugs, which carries the death penalty.

But the charge was dropped and she was jailed on Boxing Day in 2017 for possessing the painkillers.