The prosecutor overseeing the case of two UK women arrested last month trying to fly to Spain with 24lb of cocaine says each faces at least six years and eight months in prison with no eligibility for parole if they plead guilty.
Prosecutor Juan Bautista Mendoza said today that a further sentence reduction is possible if the women testify against co-conspirators.
Otherwise, they face between eight and 15 years.
Twenty-year-old Michaella McCollum's lawyer Peter Madden said he could not yet say whether she would plead guilty or go to trial.
After her arrest he said the two women were coerced by a gang of up to 15 armed men.
More top news
Hundreds of migrants have attempted to storm Eurotunnel's French terminal in Calais in recent days, leading to long delays to services.
The driver of a lorry that killed six people in Glasgow did not disclose a previous blackout he had at work, an inquiry has heard.
A man convicted of trying to buy ricin poison from the Dark Web said he was inspired by the hit television series Breaking Bad.