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UK News Peru Two drug mule reveals what led her to £1.5m smuggling plot

16:55  20 october  2019
16:55  20 october  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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A mule or courier is someone who personally smuggles contraband across a border (as opposed to sending by mail, etc.) for a smuggling organization. The organizers employ mules to reduce the risk of getting caught themselves.

PERU Two mule Michaella McCollum has opened up about her drug smuggling shame - as she revealed she was "stupid" to get seduced into They queued at for check in and watched without breathing or blinking as the cases containing £ 1 . 5 million worth of cocaine were sent on a conveyor belt.

a group of people posing for the camera: Michaella McCollum, a la izquierda, y Melissa Reid, a la derecha, dejan la corte tras haber sido condenadas a seis años y ocho meses de prisión por tráfico de drogas en Callao, Perú, el martes 17 de diciembre de 2013. (AP foto/Martin Mejia) Michaella McCollum, a la izquierda, y Melissa Reid, a la derecha, dejan la corte tras haber sido condenadas a seis años y ocho meses de prisión por tráfico de drogas en Callao, Perú, el martes 17 de diciembre de 2013. (AP foto/Martin Mejia)

A drug smuggler has admitted she thought Peru was in Spain in an explosive tell all book.

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, from Scotland, were dubbed the 'Peru Two' after they were caught trying to smuggle 11kg of cocaine worth £1.5m out of the South American country's capital Lima in August 2013.

The pair were sentenced to six years and eight months in prison but were released in 2016.

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One of the Peru two drugs mule has returned to Ibiza – the location of the 2013 botched cocaine plot . Four years ago, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid were arrested for attempting to smuggle £ 1 . 5 million worth of cocaine into Spain. Now, 24-year-old McCollum has returned to Ibiza, where she

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Michaella said she had originally travelled to Ibiza to escape her hometown of Dungannon, in Northern Ireland, to get away from a "complicated relationship" with her absent father, to escape an abusive boyfriend and to get away from the "unrest and violence" in Northern Ireland.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Irish-born Michaella McCollum, handcuffed, arrives for a court hearing, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. McCollum along with Melissa Reid, of Britain, were detained on Aug. 6 at Lima's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Spain and were formally charged for drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro) © Provided by Oath Inc. Irish-born Michaella McCollum, handcuffed, arrives for a court hearing, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. McCollum along with Melissa Reid, of Britain, were detained on Aug. 6 at Lima's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Spain and were formally charged for drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

In an extract of her book "You'll Never See Daylight Again", publishedin the Mail on Sunday, Michaella says she had originally agreed to pick up a package of drugs in Barcelona for a drug dealer called Davey before the plan was later changed.

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The drug mules were jailed for trying to smuggle £ 1 . 5 m of cocaine and are now re-building Why are they called the Peru Two ? The name Peru Two was coined by the press when their story received Her book deal comes after sources revealed she had signed a ‘six figure deal’ for a TV series where

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"On August 1, 2013, my fate was sealed," she said.

"That was the day I was introduced to an associate of Davey's called Mateo, a tall, skinny guy from Colombia. 'There's been a change of plan,' Mateo told me. 'You're not going to Barcelona any more. You're going to Peru.'

"People will have their own opinions of me for everything that's happened, and what I'm going to admit now is only going to give them more fuel. But the sorry truth is I had no idea where Peru was. No clue. I thought it was another Spanish town."

Michaella was then told, as it was her first time being a smuggler, she would be travelling with a second woman. This woman was Melissa Reid.

Mateo told her that she would be picking up the drugs in Lima after flying in from Majorca and that officials in Peru customs had been bribed and the drugs would not be discovered.

She was told she would be paid £5,000 for the trip.

Melissa flew out on Monday August 5 to Lima, with Michaella following the next day.

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Updated: 22 Mar 2017, 13:13. PERU Two drugs mule Michaella McCollum has been pictured sunning herself on a beach in Spain - the first time she has visited the country since smuggling cocaine out of She was jailed after trying to smuggle cocaine worth £ 1 . 5 million onto a planeCredit: Facebook.

Back to the scene of the crime! Peru Two drugs mule Michaella McCollum returns to Ibiza where she was first hired for doomed £ 1 . 5 million cocaine smuggling plot . The 24-year-old from County Tyrone, northern Ireland was jailed in Peru in 2013 for her botched attempt to smuggle £ 1 . 5 million of cocaine

Michaella said: "I still didn't know where Peru was, but I guessed it was on the opposite side of Spain from Barcelona because of the time the flight was taking. Yes, astonishing as it sounds, I was that naive."

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Michaella admits that she did not realise she was flying to South America until after being on the plane for six hours.

After arriving in Lima, she met Melissa, who she describes as "annoying".

The pair visited tourist destinations for a couple of days as part of their cover. However, they then got a call and collected the drugs from contacts in Lima.

Michaella and Melissa then attempted to fly back to Spain the next day., with 11kg of cocaine in their luggage.

Michaella describes the heart stopping moment her case, packed full of cocaine, was going past a drugs sniffer dog and an armed man standing beside a baggage carousel in the airport.

"My pulse was racing, which is the last thing you want in that situation. Apparently, dogs can read that too.

"Ten feet. That's how far away the case was from the dog. Then nine feet, eight, seven. I had to take a breath, but my heart was still coming out of my chest. Six feet to go. Five feet. Four feet.

"Oh my God, I just want to run. But I had to stand still. Three feet until make or break. Then two feet. Then… My case was next to the dog and a man with a machine gun. Neither of them moved.

"It passed them both and headed towards the gap in the wall. Somehow, miraculously, we had got away with it. Then I realised Melissa was no longer standing next to me. She was being led by the arm into a room behind the check-in desk. Her bags were being carried there too.

"Behind her were six men wielding semi-automatic weapons. Three dogs strained anxiously on their leashes. We'd got away with nothing. The game was up."

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