Laura Plummer makes unusual vow after being freed from Egyptian prison

Laura Plummer makes unusual vow after being freed from Egyptian prison

Laura Plummer has made an unusual vow after 14 months in an Egyptian prison came to an end.

The 34-year-old was jailed for three years after being found with hundreds of painkillers that are illegal in the north African country.

Plummer, from Hull, was convicted of drug smuggling after a search of her luggage in an Egyptian airport revealed 290 Tramadol tablets.

The Brit swore they were for her Egyptian husband Omar who suffered chronic back pain however she was prosecuted by the authorities.

Laura, who says she did not know the drugs were illegal, has now made an unusual vow after she was granted a presidential pardon and was yesterday moved to a police station.

The 34-year-old is due to begin her journey home to Hull today.

She told The Sun: “I’m so happy to be going home. I mean, who goes on holiday for two weeks and then stays 14 months?”

“I just wish I wasn’t being deported. But I promise you — I’ll never set foot in an airport again.”

Laura was arrested in October 2017 after flying into the country from Manchester.

Tramadol is a prescription-only painkiller in the UK and is banned in Egypt because it can be used as a heroin substitute.

Customs officers found the 290 Tramadol pills sitting at the top of her case. They were not hidden and Laura claimed she had been given the pills by a workmate.

Laura spent over a year in Cairo’s notorious Al Qanater prison.

She will get to spend a few moments with Omar before starting her journey home to the UK.

A police spokesman said yesterday: “It is all finished. The paperwork is here and she will be allowed to go. But she must leave Egypt immediately.”

Not long after she had been imprisoned, one of Miss Plummer’s sisters, Jayne, revealed how Laura had been "kicked and punched" in jail and said she would be "amazed" if her younger sister survived her three-year ordeal.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "Our staff continue to do all they can to support Laura and her family and our embassy remains in regular contact with the Egyptian authorities."

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