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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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Lawyer to discuss Peru drugs case with police

A solicitor for a woman accused of trying to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine said he intends to discuss her case with police in Peru today.

Human rights lawyer Peter Madden plans to go to a police holding centre in Lima where Michaella McCollum Connolly and co-accused Melissa Reid are being detained.

In a statement released last night through his Belfast-based firm, Mr Madden said he would not be commenting on the case until after the meeting.

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