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.
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