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Drugs mule Michaella McCollum announces pregnancy

Convicted drugs mule Michaella McCollum has announced her pregnancy.

McCollum from Dungannon and Scottish woman Melissa Reid were dubbed the Peru 2 after they made headlines in August 2013 when they were caught trying to smuggle 11kg of cocaine worth £1.5million out of Peru in 2013.

Wow had some crazy dreams... guess that's what happens when your dreaming for more than one.

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They were arrested as they attempted to smuggle the cocaine in their suitcases. They denied knowing the luggage contained drugs, claiming they had been kidnapped and forced to become drug runners.

They later came clean and were jailed for six years and eight months but were freed in 2016 after striking a deal with Peruvian authorities.

McCollum announced the news of her pregnancy on her Instagram account.

She wrote: "Wow had some crazy dreams...guest that's what happens when your dreaming for more than one."

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