Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum Connolly are escorted from a truck by police at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Prosecutors have rejected the guilty pleas of two women who attempted to smuggle €1.7 million worth of cocaine out of Peru.Michaella McCollum (20) fro(...)

On guard: customs officer Declan Smyth looks through a one-way mirror in the baggage hall at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
When drug mules land in Ireland

It’s a dry, mild evening in the summer of 2006, and five gardaí are up to their necks in paperwork at a Dublin Garda station. The ring of the telephon(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid (unseen) speak to a translator who explains a judge’s question at a court at the Justice Court of Callaothis evening. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth € 1.7 million from Peru have been refused bail and could spend up to three years in(...)

Drug trafficking suspects Michaella McCollum Connolly and Mellissa Reid have been moved from the police station in the Peruvian capital Lima where (...)

Lawyer Peter Madden, who is representing twenty-year-old Michaella McCollum Connolly, talks to the media outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru, in Lima. Photograph: Reuters

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden is due to discuss the case against Irish drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly with police in Peru today. In (...)

Anti-narcotics police stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Michaella McCollum Connolly and  Melissa Reid are being detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Cocaine smuggling suspects Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid have been interrogated by police in the anti-drugs unit in Lima.The women were(...)