Peru Two get six years, eight month sentences 7 years ago

Peru Two get six years, eight month sentences

Tyrone woman Michaella McCollum and Scot Melissa Reid had their sentences handed down today.

Both woman submitted guilty pleas on charges of drug smuggling after initially claiming they had been forced to carry cocaine from Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport in August.

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The pair had spent the summer working in Ibiza and from there they had flown to the South American country via Majorca. Initially it was feared that they could face 15 years in prison but after months of being detained, a judge today handed them the shortest possible sentences, of six years and eight months each.

It will be two years before there is a chance of parole or extradition.