'Peru two' British drugs mule Michaella McCollum released from prison early


The 23-year-old from County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, was restricted up in 2013 alongside young Scot Melissa Reid after the rtner were rumbled carrying the Class A drug through Lima airport.

McCollum’s counselor-at-law, Kevin Winters, said: “I can confirm Michaella has been released from incarcerate and I’m waiting to hear the outcome of the judicial process.”

She was imprisoned for six years and eight months and has served two years and three months.

It is not recognized whether the conditions of her release will mean she can return home or if she command have to stay in Peru for some time.

McCollum was freed guardianship new legislation on early prison release recently introduced in Peru.

A spokesman for Peru’s Choky Service said: “Michaela left the prison as rt of a supervised set on role. It’s called semi libertad in Peru.

“There are obviously shapes attached to that release which she’ll have to comply with and which I don’t give birth to to hand in her rticular case.

“If she complies with all the conditions then she won’t rtake of to go back to prison and the process for her of completing her sentence will continue here in Peru.

“The other cleaning woman didn’t leave jail because she is seeking a prison transfer to her homewards country.

“Each of them has done what they believe is the upper crust for them.”

A judicial process will now determine what, if any, conditions are fastened to her effective role.

When they were arrested in 2013, the in holy matrimony initially claimed that they were forced into cause the death of the illegal drug in their luggage.

However, they later pleaded repentant.

They were working on the S nish rty island of Ibiza when they requested Colombian drug lords who kidnapped them at gunpoint forced them to billet a flight with 24lb of cocaine in food ckets hidden inside their gear.

The ir have been held at a prison in Lima, where horrific acclimatizes saw them crammed in a cell with 30 other prisoners with below sanitation and toilet facilities.

They managed to escape a 15-year punishment as they pleaded guilty and ssed on information about the gang that stocked them with the drugs.

McCollum reportedly caught a tropical condition in a Peruvian prison in January.

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