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Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum jailed for almost seven years in Peru

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid had sentencing delayed.

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid had sentencing delayed.

Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum Connolly has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison at a court in Lima on Tuesday.

Along with Scottish woman Melissa Reid, Michaella agreed to plead guilty to smuggling £1.5m of cocaine from Peru.

The women were stopped at Lima airport in August on their way to Spain carrying 24 pounds of cocaine concealed inside food packets.

 

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