Women in Peru admitted £1.5m cocaine smuggling bid

At an earlier hearing, Melissa Reid, from Scotland, and Irish-born Michaella McCollum pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru.

Today they were told by a Peruvian court they will both serve six years and eight months in jail.

Reid and McCollum were photographed by police with their luggage after their detention in Lima. Credit: REUTERS/Peruvian National Police/Handout
At the time of the women's arrest police released image of food packaging they said contained cocaine. Credit: REUTERS/Peruvian National Police/Handout

Advertisement

Family of Peru drug smuggler insist she is innocent

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, who pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle cocaine out of Peru in September, have both been jailed for six years and eight months