A British vacationer going through execution for taking prescription painkillers into Egypt is crammed right into a tiny cell with 25 different ladies and a gap within the ground for a bathroom.
Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested with the tramadol tablets in her suitcase after she flew right into a Red Sea seaside resort for a two-week break together with her Egyptian husband.
She’s being held on drug trafficking prices at Hurghada 1st Police Department with “murderers, heroin addicts and prostitutes,” her household instructed Mirror Online.
Plummer’s sister Jayne Synclair, 40, mentioned she fears her little sister will attempt to finish her life after 26 days locked in “repulsive” situations.
She mentioned: “Her life’s in danger. She can’t stay in there any longer or she will be murdered or kill herself.”
“We went out to see her last week and my mom collapsed at the sight of her. She looked over at us and said, ‘Mom, Mom, please help me, help me.’”
Plummer’s mother, Roberta Synclair, 63, sobbed: “She had no idea she was doing anything wrong. The painkillers were placed at the top of her suitcase, she wasn’t hiding them.”
“We’ve been told she’s facing either 25 years in prison or the death penalty. We’re beside ourselves worrying that they’ll make an example of her.”
She was stored for 5 hours on the airport with out an interpreter earlier than signing a 38-page badertion in Arabic which she thought would let her go away.
Instead, she has been held in a 15-foot-by-15-foot cell with 25 different ladies for almost a month.
In her final textual content house, the terrified store employee begged her dad, Neville: “I’m in trouble and I need your help.”
Neville, 70, tried to answer however her cellphone was switched off. He has since spent over $13,000 on authorized payments.
Plummer flew to Hurghada airport Oct. 9 for a stick with husband Omar, 33. They met 4 years in the past and he or she jets out to see him 4 instances a yr.
He suffers again ache after an accident, so she took 29 strips of tramadol, every containing 10 tablets, plus some Naproxen given to her by a pal.
In Britain, tramadol is prescription solely, but it surely’s banned in Turkey, the place addicts use it as a heroin substitute.
A tablet sells for about 10 cents — which means Laura may have made simply $30 even when she wished to.
Sinclair and daughters Rachel, 31, and Jayne say Plummer’s been in court docket twice, every time being returned to cells for 15 days. She’s due again in court docket Thursday.
Plummer’s sister mentioned: “She is still wearing the same clothes she flew out in. When she came into court that first time, she looked dead behind the eyes and was handcuffed to a 6-foot-4-inch policeman holding a machine gun.”
“She kept saying, ‘Please help me, please help me.’ She looked like a little child again.”
The Foreign Office confirmed: “We are supporting a British woman and her family following her detention in Egypt.”