The Peru Two are the collective name of Michaella McCollum Connolly from Dungannon, Northern Ireland and Melissa Reid from Glasgow, Scotland, both 20 who, on 6 August 2013 were arrested for drug smuggling at Lima Airport in Peru, after their luggage was found to contain 11kg of cocaine. They initially claimed they had been forced to carry the drugs by an armed gang. However, they subsequently pleaded guilty to drug smuggling in order to receive a lighter sentence. On 17 December 2013, the pair were sentenced to 6 years and eight months in prison.
The duo have received extensive press in the UK and also around the world since their arrest.