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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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CCTV footage of 'Peru drug accused' emerges

CCTV footage purporting to show Michaela McCollum, the 20-year-old Irish woman appearing in court on drug smuggling charges in Peru along with British woman Melissa Reid, walking down a street of Lima's capital Peru.

The video, recorded on August 5, shows a young women with long dark hair walking back from a pizza parlour carrying a large bag, before heading towards a hotel.

The two women are reported to have arrived in court. It is unclear whether they will be charged with attempting to smuggle 12 kilos of cocaine out of the country.

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