Laura Plummer, the British citizen, was going to be released by Egypt’s presidential pardon on January 25, a national public holiday when the country’s president can usually issue pardons to prisoners. When the Briton comes to the UK, local police will initiate an investigation how jailed Ms Plummer obtained strong painkillers she tried to smuggle into Egypt.
The British police are now reportedly looking into how Laura Plummer got 320 strong painkiller tablets and if another individual has broken the law while she was trying to smuggle into Egypt. On Boxing Day, the Brit was arrested and jailed for this illegal – under Egyptian law – activity.
Last October, Ms Plummer had come to visit her Egyptian partner, who is allegedly suffering from back pain following an accident. The caring girlfriend brought along 320 tablets of Tramadol as well as Naproxen, which she says were intended for her husband. It is worth to note that Tramadol is illegal in Egypt as it is sometimes used as a heroin substitute, a fact Plummer says she was not aware of.
The 33-year-old Laura Plummer is serving her sentence at Cairo’s brutal al-Qanater prison and is expected to be released soon due to a “day of mercy” in Egypt, on January 25.
“We are still looking into the circumstances of how the prescription drugs came to be in her possession and if any further individual has committed any offences. This investigation is still ongoing,”
the UK police said.