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British woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers ‘to be released in days’

British woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers ‘to be released in days’

Laura Plummer, a British citizen who was she jailed in Egypt on Boxing Day in Egypt, is soon to be released, Sun reported.

The British woman jailed over painkillers in December, the local court sentenced to three years in prison for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country.  Laura Plummer’s lawyers did their best to defence her in the Egyptian court but the judge didn’t believe that 290 tablets of the opium-based painkiller were really needed a quantity for the one-week vacation.

The 33-year-old Laura Plummer is going to be freed within the next two days, her family understand she will be saved from serving the rest of her sentence after being pardoned by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egyptian leader can issue pardons to prisoners as part of Egypt’s Revolution Day celebrations, so, Ms Plummer is expected to announce her release on Saturday.

Plummer’s sister said that the entire family just can’t believe it’s over.

‘We’ve prayed for this day since she was arrested. We just want to get her home,”

Jayne Synclair told The Sun.

Ms Plummer is reported to have told her family in an emotional phone call:

“I never thought this day would come. I’d given up hope.”

From the very beginning of this story, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office provided an assistance to Laura and her family. The British Embassy remained in regular contact with the Egyptian authorities. The 33-year-old shop worker was arrested at the airport on October 9 last year over the painkillers she said were for her husband ‘s bad back when she flew into the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.