Egypt’s Sisi pardons British woman who was jailed for smuggling Tramadol

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A British woman who was jailed in Egypt on drug-smuggling charges was pardoned earlier this week and is expected to have been released on Saturday.

Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was sentenced to three years in prison in December for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country in her suitcase.

Tramadol is a prescription medicine in Britain but it is banned in Egypt.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pardoned Plummer and her family understood she will not have to serve rest of her sentence, according to The Sun.

Plummer's sister, Jayne Synclair, told the newspaper: "We can't believe it's over. We've prayed for this day since she was arrested.

"We just want to get her home."

Plummer is reported to have told her family: "I never thought this day would come. I'd given up hope."

She was arrested in October after Tramadol tablets were found in her suitcase. Her family told British newspapers she bought the tablets for her Egyptian partner living in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.