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Peru drug suspects face 18 years

Peruvian prosecutors have warned that a British and an Irish woman charged with trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million out of the country could face up to 18 years in jail if they are convicted.

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Father and daughter have 'tearful reunion' in Peru

The father of one of two British women arrested in Peru for alleged drug smuggling has had a "tearful reunion" with his daughter, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper said William Reid broke down when he saw handcuffs on his 20-year-old daughter Melissa when they met face-to-face for the first time since her 6 August arrest for attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru.

Miss Reid, who turns 20 today, maintains her innocence and claims she was forced into smuggling after she was kidnapped from Ibiza and held at gunpoint.

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