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Peru drug pleas 'not enough'

A Peruvian prosecutor has objected to the guilty pleas from two young British women caught smuggling almost 12 kilos of cocaine. He said he wants more details from Melissa Reed and Michaella McCollum about the case return for reduced sentences.

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Peru drug pair both plead guilty to smuggling charges

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid leave a prison van to walk into court in Peru. Credit: Reuters

Two UK women arrested last month trying to fly to Spain with 24lb of cocaine have pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges at a court in Peru, Sky News reports.

Irish-born Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, from Scotland, are thought to have agreed to the plea in exchange for reduced sentences.

The pair face at least six years and eight months in prison with no eligibility for parole.

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