Peru sentencing will 'likely take place in a week's time'

A court spokesman confirmed the UK women's guilty pleas but said they had not yet been sentenced, Sky News reported.

Both women have pleaded guilty to drugs trafficking.

It means they automatically benefit from a sixth off the minimum jail sentence of eight years and will be sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.

Sentencing has not taken place yet and a new hearing where the women will be sentenced has now got to be arranged.

But it's likely that will take place in around a week's time.

– Callao court spokesman

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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.