A British woman has finally been released after being held in an Egyptian prison for 13 months for possession of painkillers.
Have you ever had that weird feeling when passing police or going through airport security? That feeling you have done something wrong or have something to hide even though you don't? Simply put, passing through airport security is a nerve-wracking and high-pressure situation, even if all you have in your bags are clothes, books, and euros.
Don't get us wrong, there is the odd thing we have been called out for, and that just makes things even worse. Forgetting that we have liquids at the bottom of our bags such as a bottle of water or some aftershave. Nothing to get too worked up about, and nothing that will land us in hot water. We also wouldn't think much of traveling with painkillers in our bag, at least we wouldn't have until now.
Laura Plummer was passing through security at Hurghada airport in Egypt on December 26, 2017, when she was stopped. The Brit was stopped for having 290 tramadol painkillers in her luggage. Despite explaining that the tablets were for her husband's back pain and that she didn't realize the painkillers were a controlled substance in Egypt, she suffered a punishment worse than she ever could have imagined.
Miss Plummer was arrested and sent to prison. And no the above is not a typo, this incident did take place in December of 2017. The Brit has been in an Egyptian prison for the past 13 months for her mishap. Things went from bad to worse during her trial when she accidentally pleaded guilty to drug trafficking after confusion regarding the translation from Egyptian to English and back again, as reported by The Guardian.
It has been a long 13 months for Miss Plummer and her family as you might imagine. The Hull native was supposed to have been released last January on the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. However, it was later revealed that she would have to serve another nine months at the very least. Thankfully, she has now been granted that early release and can finally return home and try to put this whole ordeal behind her.