Britons face drug charges

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Two Britons have been charged with attempting to smuggle more than 20lbs of cocaine out of Venezuela. James Miles, 18, and Paul Loseby, 20, will probably go on trial within eight months. The two have not been sent to the notorious La Planta Prison, where guards recently killed 30 prisoners who rioted over their conditions. Instead, they are being held in police cells in the capital, Caracas.

The Venezuelan ambassador to the UK said they were arrested a week ago after a tip from Interpol that two "mules" would try to smuggle cocaine strapped to their bodies.