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British woman sentenced to 3 years for smuggling painkillers

Laura Plummer was arrested in Egypt in October after Tramadol tablets were found in her suitcase

Reuters
16:54 December 26, 2017

Cairo: An Egyptian court sentenced a British woman to three years in prison on Tuesday for smuggling the painkiller Tramadol into the country, a Reuters witness said.

Laura Plummer, a 33-year-old shop worker from Hull, was arrested in October after Tramadol tablets were found in her suitcase.

Her family told British newspapers she bought the tablets for her Egyptian partner living in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.