Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid
Media playback is unsupported on your device

UK women 'forced into Peru trafficking'

Two women held in Peru over suspected drug trafficking have told a reporter from the Daily Mirror they were not smuggling for greed, they were smuggling for their lives.

Speaking to the BBC from Lima, the reporter Chris Bucktin said that they genuinely felt their lives were in danger and the men responsible for carrying out the kidnappings would carry out their threats.

Melissa Reid, 19, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, and Michaella McCollum, 20, from Dungannon, were stopped trying to board a flight to Madrid last week.

  • 14 Aug 2013
Go to next video: Video shows Peru drugs arrest women