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Melissa Reid (R) and Michaella McCollum Connolly are escorted by police at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao

Peru 'drug mules' Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid could face six-month investigation if their guilty pleas are not accepted

Women hope admissions of guilt will bring their jail time down to six years and eight months

Melissa Reid (R) and Michaella McCollum Connolly are escorted by police at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao

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Women hope admissions of guilt will bring their jail time down to six years and eight months

Peru overtakes Colombia as world's largest coca producer

Success of country's anti-drug strategy less successful than neighbours, only cutting plantation area by 3.4 per cent

Michaella McCollum (left) and Melissa Reid (right) were caught carrying cocaine hidden inside food packets

Peru drug smugglers: Prosecutor to ask for a new hearing to give Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid a chance to offer more complete confession

Guilty pleas entered by two women caught attempting to smuggle cocaine out of Peru will be contested by prosecutors who claim the pair have stuck to an “unbelievable story”.

Michaela McCollum and Melissa Reid plead guilty to drug smuggling charges in Peru

British and Irish citizen both made pleas in hopes of receiving more lenient sentences

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid could be allowed to serve prison sentences in the UK if they plead guilty to drug trafficking

Peru 'drug mules' face six years in prison even if they plead guilty prosecutors warns

Prosecutor warns that the pair would also not be eligible for parole

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid could be allowed to serve prison sentences in the UK if they plead guilty to drug trafficking

Peru ‘drug mules’ Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum could serve jail sentences in UK

Two women charged with drug trafficking in Peru could be allowed to return to serve their sentences in UK prisons if they plead guilty, prosecutors confirmed.

Michaella McCollum Connolly, second right, and Melissa Reid, far right, after their arrest for drugs smuggling in Peru

British women accused of smuggling £1.5m of cocaine out of Peru 'to plead guilty'

Melissa Reid's lawyer is said to have agreed a plea bargain with prosecutors that could see her released within three years

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