Day: August 14, 2013

UK NEWS: PERU DRUG ARRESTS – WOMEN SAY ‘THEY WERE FORCED IN TO COCAINE TRAFFICKING / AN OBSERVATION

Via BBC News Two women held in Peru over suspected drug trafficking have told a visiting cleric they were forced at gunpoint by Colombian gangsters to carry the drugs. Melissa Reid, 19, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, and Michaella McCollum, 20, from Dungannon, were stopped trying to board a flight to Madrid last week. A Catholic archbishop, Sean Walsh, visited the women in a police holding centre in Lima. The women are due in court later where they will be formally charged. The []