Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid to return home

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid  to return home. In the latest development in the case of the “Peru Two” Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, it seems as if they will be allowed to serve their sentence back home after the British and Peruvian authorities reach an agreement which will seen the women serve their sentence out in a British Jail.

Michaella McCollum Connolly
The two girls were caught last summer attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine out of the country last summer and quickly made headlines across the world being dubbed the “Peru Two”.
At first they claimed they had been forced into doing this by drug dealers but later admitted that they did it via their own free will for a reported £5000. The girls were facing a much lengthier sentence if they had put in a not guilty plea.
In the end they were sentenced to six years and eight months in December of last year. They are currently serving time at the Ancon 2 jail outside of Lima after being transferred from the Virgen De Fatima prison complex.Britian has agreed to take the two girls into the British prison system due to a repatriation agreement in place between the two countries.  This however is not an instant thing and it is expected to take a few months before the women will actually be repatriated.

What do you think? Should they be allowed to serve out their sentence in the UK? Do you feel like they are getting special treatment?



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1 thought on “Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid to return home”

  1. Let them come home. They were only babies when they did what they did. Not properly knowing the true consequences of their actions. I’m sure they have learned their lesson. I think they should definitely serve all their sentence, as they need severely punishing for what they did. But I think they’ve been there in Peru long enough and far too far away from home and families.

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