Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Let drug mules stew in own juices in Peru

GERARD Ferran (Write Back, August 15) sounds a very balanced person – with a chip on both shoulders.

He is totally wrong in thinking that the Michaella McCollum row is an Irish vs unionist debate.

The real issues are twofold. First, Michaella McCollum lied and tried to blame others for her predicament. Second, she was a drug-smuggler, in my opinion the lowest form of human life.

Look at the young Protestants and Catholics who've died at the hands of local dealers. If she must return it should be at the expense of her travelling nation: Ireland. Melissa Reid should also remain in Peru, despite her British passport. Both should serve their time in the country of the crime.

REALIST

Portrush, Co Antrim

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