THE ‘Peru Two’ could face another six months in a Peruvian prison before being extradited to Britain and Ireland – all because of a delay in paperwork.
Michaella McCollum, from Dungannon in Co. Tyrone, and Scottish woman Melissa Reid, from Glasgow, were told a year ago that they could finish out their six year sentences in their home countries, but remain in prison in Peru.
A source in Belfast told The Irish Daily Star that the Peruvian authorities “have not done anything with the paperwork that was sent to them from here”.
The pair were arrested in 2013, after 11kg of cocaine, worth an estimated £1.5million, was discovered in their luggage at Lima Airport.
Despite initially denying the charges of drug smuggling, they later pleaded guilty, to reduce their sentences.
They were jailed for a total of six years and eight months each.
If their extradition goes through in six months, McCollum and Reid will have spent a total of two years in prison in South America.