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Michaella's drug mule friend Melissa Reid arrives back in Scotland

By Ella Pickover

Published 23/06/2016

Melissa Reid at Lima Airport with her father Billy before boarding a flight back to the UK (AP)
Melissa Reid at Lima Airport with her father Billy before boarding a flight back to the UK (AP)

Drug mule Melissa Reid has arrived back on UK soil after spending nearly three years in jail in Peru alongside Co Tyrone woman Michaella McCollum.

The Scot arrived at Glasgow Airport shortly before 10pm last night after completing the last leg of her journey to the UK.

Reid (22) was caught in August 2013 with Dungannon woman McCollum (23) trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million in food bags from Peru to Spain.

The pair — nicknamed the Peru Two — were jailed for six years and eight months after admitting the offence.

But a judge last month ordered Reid to be expelled from the South American country under an early release scheme for first-time drug offenders.

McCollum was released at the end of March under parole conditions that mean that she has to remain in Peru for an undisclosed period of time.

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