Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum jailed for almost seven years in Peru

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid had sentencing delayed.

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid had sentencing delayed.

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Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum Connolly has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison at a court in Lima on Tuesday.

Along with Scottish woman Melissa Reid, Michaella agreed to plead guilty to smuggling £1.5m of cocaine from Peru.

The women were stopped at Lima airport in August on their way to Spain carrying 24 pounds of cocaine concealed inside food packets.