Media playback is unsupported on your device

UK drug smugglers jailed in Peru

17 December 2013 Last updated at 22:41 GMT

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison, according to their lawyer.

Michaella McCollum, of Dungannon, County Tyrone, and Melissa Reid, of Lenzie, near Glasgow, both 20, admitted trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5m.

The pair, who have already spent more than four months in jail, faced a maximum sentence of 15 years.

Wyre Davies reports from Lima.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.