Laura Plummer: new evidence 'could secure release' of Briton accused of drug smuggling in Egypt

Laura Plummer has been held in Egypt for more than a month

Saturday 11 November 2017 11:19
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Laura Plummer is being held in Egypt
Laura Plummer is being held in Egypt

The husband of a British woman being held in an Egyptian jail accused of drug smuggling has reportedly produced important evidence that could lead to her release.

Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was arrested when she was found to be carrying tramadol and Naproxen in her suitcase, according to The Sun.

Held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 other women for nearly a month, Ms Plummer faces a lengthy prison sentence if convicted of smuggling the drugs, which are reportedly illegal in Egypt.

However her husband, Omar Caboo, 34, is said to have shown the newspaper evidence that supports her defence the pills were for his bad back.

The entertainment worker told the newspaper: "Hopefully now her nightmare will come to an end. These papers will prove she was telling the truth."

Among the documents are X-rays, medical records and a marriage certificate. The couple reportedly met four years ago.

Ms Plummer was said to be due to appear before a court in the coastal city of Hurghadah on Saturday, however, the BBC have reported that the appearance has been delayed until Sunday.

Her brother, James Plummer, 31, previously told the Press Association her family had been told she could face up to 25 years in jail, with one lawyer even mentioning the death penalty.

"It's just blown out of proportion completely," he said. Mr Plummer said his sister just thought she was doing a "good deed" by bringing the medication over to her husband, and said she will be "completely out of her comfort zone" in jail.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said its officials were "supporting a British woman and her family following her detention in Egypt".

Press Association

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