Peru smuggling suspects 'charged'

Melissa Reid and Michaela McCollum have both been charged, Miss McCollum's lawyer Peter Madden told Reuters.

Mr Madden told Reuters he was still unsure of the exact charges.

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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.