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Video: Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly in Lima drugs bust

Footage of a Peru police video has emerged. Watch it here.

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A POLICE VIDEO of a British and Irish woman being interviewed in the direct aftermath of the Lima airport drugs haul has emerged this morning.

The footage shows 20-year-old Belfast resident Michaella McCollum Connolly with Scottish teenager Melissa Reid as they are being questioned about 11kg of cocaine that was found in their luggage.

The pair were trying to board a flight to Madrid when they were detained a week ago. The National Police of Peru claim they found 11 kilos 590 grams of cocaine alkaloid hidden in food products packed in the baggage at Jorge Chavez airport.

Officers say they discovered 18 packets of edible products alkaloid cocaine weighing 5.780kg in Reid’s bags and 16 envelopes containing edible products of cocaine alkaloid GVWR weighing 5.810kg in Connolly’s bags.

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In the video, Reid can be heard telling interviewing police that she was forced to take the bags with her, claiming she did not know there were drugs in them.

Reid and Connolly were both holidaying in Ibiza before they were found in Peru. The Connolly family had launched a social media campaign to find Michaella after she failed to contact home for nine days.

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