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Phil Collins distances himself from drug-smuggling nephew

Phil Collins distances himself from drug-smuggling nephew

A representative for Phil Collins has spoken out to distance the star his nephew. Photo: Associated Press

A representative for Phil Collins has spoken out to distance the star from allegations his nephew has been linked to a headline-grabbing drug-smuggling scandal.

The former Genesis star’s relative, Philip Austin Collins, son of his brother Clive Collins, is currently behind bars in Peru after being arrested last year on drug charges.

The 38-year-old was detained after he was allegedly found onboard a yacht packed with cocaine bound for the U.K.

He hit headlines again this week when two young women, from Britain and Ireland, were arrested in the country on drug-smuggling charges and police are investigating allegations they are linked to the gang behind Philip Austin Collins’ bust.

A representative for Phil Collins has now spoken out in a bid to distance the star from the story, which has become headline news in the U.K.

The spokesman tells Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, “This has nothing to do with my client so there is no comment to be made.”

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