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UK women 'forced into Peru trafficking'

14 August 2013 Last updated at 13:06 BST

Two women held in Peru over suspected drug trafficking have told a reporter from the Daily Mirror they were not smuggling for greed, they were smuggling for their lives.

Speaking to the BBC from Lima, the reporter Chris Bucktin said that they genuinely felt their lives were in danger and the men responsible for carrying out the kidnappings would carry out their threats.

Melissa Reid, 19, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, and Michaella McCollum, 20, from Dungannon, were stopped trying to board a flight to Madrid last week.