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British woman faces death penalty for bringing prescription drugs to her boyfriend in Egypt

By Mason White 8:11 AM November 6, 2017
Laura Plummer with Omar Caboo

A woman was thrown in jail after she arrived at an airport in Egypt with prescription drugs she planned to give her boyfriend.

33-year-old Laura Plummer from the United Kingdom was arrested at the Hurghada International Airport after she was
caught with painkillers in her suitcase.

Plummer was carrying about $30 worth of Tramadol, which is a painkiller that is available with a prescription in the U.K. but is illegal in Egypt.

Plummer, who is from Hull, said that she brought 29 strips of Tramadol, each containing ten tablets, plus some Naproxen for her 33-year-old partner, Omar Caboo, who was in a car accident a few years ago.

Sadly, her gesture was not legal and she was arrested.

Plummer’s brother, James, 31, said that a lawyer informed the family that their sister could face at least 25 years in prison or even the death penalty.

Furthermore, Plummer’s sister, Jayne Synclair, 40, said that while in prison, two men pretending to be lawyers took her case with the promise to free her.

They demanded $10,000 up front, which was paid. The men then dropped her case and did not return her money.

Plummer met her boyfriend, Omar Caboo, 33, who is a sports activity administrator at a 5-star hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, while she was on vacation in the country 4 years ago.

The pair were never officially married but Plummer’s sister said the couple signed a marriage document, which allows them to sleep in the same apartment while they were together.

To add insult to the already painful situation, Synclair said they learned that Caboo was already married to another woman and he allegedly has other girlfriends as well.