British woman jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers
New Delhi : A British woman has been detained by the Egyptian authorities for allegedly carrying painkillers.
Identified as Laura Plummer, who stays at Hull, the woman was arrested from the airport after she was found carrying 290 tramadol tablets and some naproxen for her husband.
As per reports, she had signed a 38-page document (written in Arabic), believing that she will be allowed to leave the Airport. Instead, she was lodged in a jail with 25 other women.
She has been in jail for over a month now.
Tramadol is legal in Britain although users must have a prescription due to its high potency, but it is illegal in Egypt and it is known to be used as a heroin substitute.
Plummer visits her husband in Egypt at least four times a year.