Tramadol import jail
A BRITISH woman has been sentenced to three years in an Egyptian prison for attempting to bring almost 300 tramadol tablets into the country.
Laura Plummer, 34, said she wasn’t aware that Tramadol was illegal in Egypt, given it is available on prescription in the UK.
Customs officials arrested her in Oct last year when she flew into the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada and a court case ensued, with Plummer claiming she was bringing the tablets into the country to support her partner, Omar Caboo, an Egyptian, who suffers from severe back pain.
“I thought the appeal judges would see sense and realise I couldn’t have known the tablets were banned. It’s just so absurd,” she told the UK Sun newspaper.
However the court ruled that ignorance of the law was no defence and sentenced her to three years imprisonment.