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Sentence today for two women caught with drugs in Peru

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid were caught with cocaine hidden in their luggage.

Image: Martin Mejia via Press Association Images

TWO WOMEN CAUGHT with drugs in Peru will today find out how long they will spend in jail.

Michaella McCollum, 20, and Melissa Reid, 20, admitted trying to smuggle drugs out of Peru in August.

The pair were arrested after 11.5kg of cocaine was found hidden in food packets in their luggage.

McCollum from Dungannon, Co Tyrone and Reid from Glasgow, had been working in Ibiza during the summer.

In September, both women took  full responsibility for drug trafficking but before that they claimed that they were kidnapped at gunpoint by Colombian drug lords and forced to carry the illegal substances.

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