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Interview didn't ask drugs mule key questions

Published 07/04/2016

In my view, RTE glamorised drug mule Michaella McCollum in its exclusive televised interview, broadcast last Sunday night.

It appeared to be a highly choreographed interview, which omitted critical questions in relation to her early release and special treatment, while other female drug mules remain in prison.

The self-confessed drug smuggler tried to give a whitewashed view of her character, while still trying to exonerate herself by saying that she and her accomplice did not know what they were getting into and were afraid of the people they were dealing with.

No questions were asked, either, about incriminating evidence on her mobile phone used by the authorities in Peru - despite claims by her family that they lost all contact with her.

A very large amount of cocaine was seized from Ms McCollum and Melissa Reid, yet they face early release after every diplomatic string has been pulled for them.

MAURICE FITZGERALD

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