Peruvian drug accused make their way to court

Melissa Reid and Michaela McCollum Connolly have made their way from the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima to court after being arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle 12 kilos of cocaine out of the country.

The two women have spent the past two weeks in police custody.

Read: What the Peru drug accused may face in prison

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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.