Tyrone drugs mule Michaella McCollum to feature on Channel 4 documentary

Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum in court in Peru
Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum in court in Peru

The story of convicted drug mule, Dungannon’s Michaella McCollum, and her Scottish accomplice Melissa Reid is to feature on a new Channel 4 documentary tonight [Monday] at 10pm.

Brits Behind Bars: Cocaine Smugglers will outline how the pair were groomed to smuggle 24lbs of cocaine in their own luggage and detail how criminals entice tourists into such dangerous operations.

Michaella McCollum and her Scottish friend Melissa Reid are questioned in this video footage in Peru airport

Michaella McCollum and her Scottish friend Melissa Reid are questioned in this video footage in Peru airport

The now notorious Peru Two were jailed for almost seven years in August 2013 for trying to smuggle the drugs, worth a staggering £1.5m, into Peru from Spain.

Michaella was supposed to have been on holiday in Ibiza at the time and when originally arrested in Peru, denied any knowledge of having the drugs in her luggage.

The documentary will also follow the work of an elite Peruvian anti-drug unit and Inspector Rodrigo Cano as he battles a seemingly never-ending supply of drugs, as well as the British agencies tasked with fighting the war on drugs.

Cocaine mule Michaella McCollum to feature in Channel 4 documentary

Cocaine mule Michaella McCollum to feature in Channel 4 documentary

One half of the Peru Two in happier times

One half of the Peru Two in happier times