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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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Ex-prisoner says Peru pair may face 'years in custody'

Simon Burke spent two years in a Peruvian jail, maintaining his innocence over claims of drug smuggling.

Mr Burke told ITV News that it took him almost three years to "prove his innocence" and that it did not surprise him that the women may face the same prospect.

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