Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges

Miss Plummer left could face 25 years in prison with no parole life imprisonment or even the death penalty

A spokesman from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We will continue to provide assistance to Laura and her family following the court ruling in Egypt, and our embassy is in regular contact with the Egyptian authorities".

Plummer, from Hull, had claimed the painkillers were for her Egyptian husband who suffers from severe back pain, the BBC reported.

She said "mum, there must be a mistake". She brought [the drugs] to help someone, to help a family. I was anxious about her before, [when she was] in the police station.

Speaking to the court on behalf of Plummer, the lawyer, said she had no criminal intent in bringing in the painkillers.

"I feel sick - I'm so frightened for her".

Her lawyer told Sky News that the idea she was a drug trafficker was illogical as she made no attempt to hide what she was transporting.

"After she was sentenced to three years, she was then put in a cage, like an animal".

"She is not the strongest person, she's already having a nervous breakdown and is being kicked and punched in the holding prison".

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Sister Rachel Plummer said: "My mum's obviously devastated". She's out there by herself.

Ms Plummer has been held in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, where she was arrested at the airport on October 9. "She doesn't deserve that".

The shop worker added she had been given the tablets by a colleague and had just been "daft" by putting them in her suitcase before travelling.

"I just can't believe it, she couldn't do three months, now it's three years", Roberta Sinclair, Ms Plummer's mother, told the Telegraph.

Standing before the judge in court on Christmas Day, Ms Plummer was asked: "You are accused of smuggling and possessing Tramadol to Egypt?"

It is not yet known if when an appeal may be heard.

The family said a friend gave Ms Plummer the medicine, which was found by customs officials as she arrived for a holiday with her partner on 9 October.

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