Peru drug smuggler to be sent to N Ireland prison

A convicted drug smuggler jailed in Peru is set to be transferred to Northern Ireland where she will serve the rest of her sentence.

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid. Credit: Police handout

Michaella McCollum, from Dungannon, County Tyrone, and her friend Melissa Reid, from Glasgow, were jailed last year for six years and eight months.

The pair both admitted to trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million from the South American country to Spain.