Michaella McCollum Connolly (centre) and Melissa Reid, who are awaiting trial on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country. Photograph: Reuters

A proposed new law currently before the Peruvian congress could have positive implications for an Irish woman if she is convicted of trying to smuggle(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

 Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid,  who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking.  Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden has expressed concern that drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly could be held for months or years in Peru be(...)

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(...)

Policemen stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Belfast resident Michaella McCollum Connolly and British citizen Melissa Reid are detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters.

The father of one of two women held on suspicion of drug smuggling in Peru has vowed to bring his daughter home.William Reid flew to the capital Lima (...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (L) and Melissa Reid say they were held captive in Spain against their will before being forced to bring drugs  on a flight from Peru. Photograph: Peruvian National Police/Handout/Reuters.

An Irish woman being detained in Peru on drug smuggling charges has claimed she was forced to travel there against her will after being held captive (...)