Tra­madol im­port jail

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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.

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