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"Peru two" get seven years for drug trafficking

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"Peru two" get seven years for drug trafficking


Two British women caught trying to smuggle around two million euros worth of cocaine out of Peru have been sentenced to just under seven years in jail.

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid had both pleaded guilty but insisted they had been forced to become drug mules by an armed gang.

The pair are to apply to serve their sentences in the UK.

Hundreds of foreigners have been arrested at Lima’s airport trying to smuggle cocaine from Peru, but the case of the “Peru two” has become a regular feature in British tabloids.

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