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Irish Woman To Plead Guilty In Peru


The Irish woman arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru has said she will plead guilty when she appears in court today.

Tyrone native Michaella McCollum was arrested along with Scottish national Melissa Reid last month when they tried to board a flight from Lima to Madrid carrying a large haul of drugs.

McCollum and Reid claim they were forced to carry the drugs, which were concealed in food packages, by an armed gang who threatened their family members. Continue reading

Peru Two Could Serve Their Sentences In The UK


Two twenty year old women charged with drug trafficking in Peru could return to the UK to serve their sentences if they plead guilty, prosecutors have confirmed.

Tyrone native Michaella McCollum and Scottish national Melissa Reid were stopped with cocaine worth £1.5m hidden in food packets in their luggage while trying to board a flight to Spain in August. Continue reading