Manchester men held in Peru over drug smuggling

Two men from Greater Manchester have been arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling.

Dexter Elliott and Kevin Fowler, from Middleton, were detained at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima on 2 October.

West Yorkshire Police said they were arrested by the Peruvian authorities as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of controlled drugs.

The men, who are both aged 24, remain in custody, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.

A spokeswoman added: "We are in touch with their families and are providing consular assistance."

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