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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 pair to be sentenced on October 1

Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum, who pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru, will be sentenced next week at a new hearing.

The pair gave behind-closed-doors pleas, in the port town of Callao. A spokesman for the court in Callao said:

They will automatically have a sixth off from the minimum jail sentence of eight years and will be sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.

Sentencing will take place on October 1 at a new hearing.

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