Wednesday, June 21, 2017

American in Middle Eastern jail for entering the country with pain killers his doctor prescribed

Here's a story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

A Florida man is languishing in a jail cell in Abu Dhabi. He's been there for the past two months.

Now a United States senator is working to get him out.

There for work, Matthew Gonzales was traveling with his prescribed pain medication in the prescription bottle. But the law there says you need prior approval to bring drugs into the country and a copy of the prescription.

His sister, Nicole Denil, has been traveling repeatedly to the UAE to see him. She says, with no court date set,  her brother is losing hope

"The last time the I talked to him he said,  'I'm unraveling,'" Denil says. "'The jail in my mind is worse than the physical jail here.'"

Senator Marco Rubio's office now looking into the matter, hoping to win Gonzales'' release.

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