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Sunday 17 December 2017

Two Irish women arrested on suspicion of drug offences in Ibiza

A general view of Sunset Strip in San Antonio, Ibiza
A general view of Sunset Strip in San Antonio, Ibiza

TWO Dublin women have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Ibiza.

The women are in police custody and are facing charges.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that consular assistance is being provided to the women and their families.

It’s understood the pair were arrested on the Mediterranean island this week on suspicion of drugs offences.

A spokesman however refused to say what part of Spain the women are being held.

One of the women is from North Dublin and recently moved to Ibiza having finished her university studies.

Her family are understood to be devastated by the news and are expected to travel out to the island.

It comes as another Irishwoman – Michaella McCollum Connolly – has been accused of trying to smuggle cocaine to Europe from Peru

Ms McCollum Connolly, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, and Melissa Reid, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, both 20, are accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine worth €1.7m out of the South American country.

Dubbed the 'Peru Two', Michaella and her Scottish friend are being held at the assessment centre of the prison in Lima – which houses murderers and high-profile terrorists – while they await trial, and could face 15 years in prison if found guilty.

They say they were forced to smuggle the cocaine after being approached by a gang working in Ibiza, where they were both spending the summer

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