A criminal court in Egypt's Red Sea governorate sentenced on Tuesday a British woman to three years in prison for smuggling prescription painkillers into the country.
33-year old Laura Plummer from Hull, England, was handed the three-year sentence for drug smuggling on Tuesday.
Plummer had claimed the painkiller, legal in the United Kingdom but banned in Egypt, was for her Egyptian partner, to treat his back pain.
Ms Plummer's lawyer Mohamed Othman said the allegations against his client were "illogical" as her plane ticket was "double the price" of the pills. She's done it in all innocence. The family have also denied reports in the media that Caboo has abandoned Plummer for any other wife and/or girlfriend, saying he is "heartbroken" and has stood by her side since day one.
"She's the kindest person".
Laura's family say she has already suffered vicious beatings at the hands of fellow inmates because she is foreign. "It's hard and I can't believe it after waiting for two months", she told the BBC. "I'm even more anxious now she's in actual prison with real criminals".
Sister Rachel Plummer said: "My mum's obviously devastated".
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"We're just hoping. Even half of that would be better - anything less than three years".
She had her trial adjourned yesterday after accidentally pleading guilty due to a mix-up with her interpreter.
The family has previously said Plummer had no idea that what she was doing was illegal and she was just "daft".
Tramadol is a Class C prescription drug in the United Kingdom but is banned in Egypt as it is widely used as a heroin substitute.
He added: "The evidence is pretty clear that she didn't know the drug was banned and she was taking it out there to help her boyfriend, who has come up with the evidence that he does suffer from a severe back problem".
They said she did not try to hide the medication and initially thought it was a joke when she was pulled up by officials. Laura did not know that what she was carrying was a narcotic.
The young shop assistant might consider herself lucky - earlier she'd been told that she might be facing 25 years in jail or even the death penalty.