BRITON GETS A 3-YEAR JAIL TERM IN EGYPT FOR SMUGGLING CLASSIFIED PAINKILLERS

CAIRO,An Egyptian court sentenced, on Tuesday, a British woman, to three years in jail, for smuggling classified painkillers into the country.

Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested in Oct, upon her arrival at Hurghada airport, of Egypt's Red Sea province, with 380 pills of Tramadol opiate painkiller, in her luggage, whose possession without a prescription, is a felony in Egypt.

The Red Sea Criminal Court convicted Plummer of smuggling the classified drug into the country, and sentenced her to three years in prison, while the Briton insisted that, she brought the Tramadol tablets for her Egyptian partner, who suffers from chronic back pain.

Plummer's jail verdict is still appealable.

Tramadol is the number one drug, abused by addicts in Egypt, according to the Drug Control Fund, of the most populous Arab country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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