Parents plan to visit drugs suspects in Peru

Video grab taken from Sky News of Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking

Video grab taken from Sky News of Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking

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The parents of two women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking say they intend to travel to the South American country to see their daughters.

Michaella McCollum Connolly, 20, from Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid, 19, a Scot, claim they were ordered at gunpoint by Colombian gangsters to smuggle £1.5 million-worth of cocaine out of Lima.

The pair, who deny drug trafficking allegations, were arrested while trying to board a flight from the Peruvian capital to Spain last week.

 

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