Michaella’s co-accused to plead guilty in Peru

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid
Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid

THE woman arrested alongside Michaella McCollum in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling is to plead guilty in exchange for a shorter sentence, it has been reported.

Melissa Reid, of Lenzie, near Glasgow, and Michaella McCollum from Dungannon were caught with £1.5m of cocaine at Lima Airport.

Both claim they were forced into carrying the drugs.

Ms Reid told the Mail on Sunday she hoped a plea deal would see her get home as soon as possible.

The newspaper said her deal could see her sentence cut from up to 25 years to six years and eight months.