Perils of Egyptian Vacation
British woman and British husband enter Egypt for vacation.
Her husband has a bad back. He has a prescription for tramadol. The couple brought his labelled bottle in their luggage, with only enough pills for a personal supply for the length of the vacation stay.
The pills were in the wife's suitcase.
She was arrested. Egypt is pursuing the death penalty against her for trafficking in opioids because pain killers are not allowed in Egypt, whether or not you have a prescription.
November 7th, 2017 3:21pm
Oh, when they have paid enough money to the right official they will be let go.
They had 290 pills. He has a really bad back.
In Egypt the 290 pills have a street value of 10 cents each. Egyptian prosecutors say she planned to make as much as $29.00 by selling all the pills, which they call a "heroin substitute".
Her father has spent $13,000 in legal bills so far with no end in sight.
The case is not helped because she signed a 58 page confession, all in arabic, agreeing that she was a heroin trafficker. So she's guilty. The only question that remains is whether she'll get the death penalty or merely life in prison.
November 7th, 2017 3:24pm
Similar happened a few years ago in Dubai with cocodamol (paracetamol with codeine).
November 7th, 2017 3:53pm
Seems it's best not to visit these Islamic shit holes.
November 8th, 2017 2:48am
If you are prescribed opiods, don't travel with them without checking with the country you are traveling to. Most Asian countries also have severe penalties.
Bermuda will raid cruise ships to find illegal drugs in the cabins of passengers while theyre out and about. If you have medically prescribed marijuana in your cabin, you are busted !
November 8th, 2017 10:18am