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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: Peru drugs duo to be taken to court today

Peter Madden, the lawyer for Peru drug trafficking suspect Michaela McCollum Connolly, said that she and fellow suspect Melissa Reid will be moved to a Peruvian court this morning following two weeks in police custody.

Peruvian police announced last week that the British duo would be charged today.

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