Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid arrive for a court hearing in Lima, Peru
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UK drug smugglers jailed in Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison, according to their lawyer.

Michaella McCollum, of Dungannon, County Tyrone, and Melissa Reid, of Lenzie, near Glasgow, both 20, admitted trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5m.

The pair, who have already spent more than four months in jail, faced a maximum sentence of 15 years.

Wyre Davies reports from Lima.

  • 17 Dec 2013
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