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Drugs mule Melissa Reid arrives back in the UK

Melissa Reid at Lima airport on Tuesday evening after being released from prison in Peru Credit: APTN

Drug mule Melissa Reid has arrived back in the UK at Glasgow Airport after being released from prison in Peru.

Reid, from Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, arrived at 21:44 on Wednesday after completing the last leg of her journey to the UK from Lima.

The 22-year-old Scot was jailed alongside Michaella McCollum in 2013 for attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine from Peru to Spain.

The pair - nicknamed the "Peru Two" - were jailed for six years and eight months after admitting the offence.

McCollum, from Northern Ireland, served more than two years in South American jails and was released in April this year.

But a judge last month ordered Reid to be expelled from the South American country under an early release scheme for deporting first-time drug offenders.

Peru president: 'We will cut off US ties if Trump wins'

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is Peru's president-elect. Credit: Reuters

Peru's president-elect said on Tuesday that his government would sever ties with the US if Donald Trump wins the US presidential election.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a 77-year-old former investment banker, said amid laughter "we're going to grab a saw and cut them [relations] off".

Mr Kuczynski explained that the topic came up during a congratulatory phone call with US President Barack Obama.

Presumptive Republican nominee in the race to succeed Obama, Trump has sparked criticism across Latin America for his anti-immigrant rhetoric, especially in Mexico where President Enrique Pena Nieto has compared his campaign to the rise of Adolf Hitler.


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