Drugs mule: I knew what I was do­ing

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By Luke Heighton

DRUGS mule Melissa Reid has been re­united with her fam­ily in Scot­land af­ter her re­lease from prison in Peru, and ad­mit­ted: “I knew what I was do­ing – I wanted to be able to boast about it”.

Reid, 22, was jailed for six years af­ter she was caught at­tempt­ing to carry 24lb of co­caine along­side 23-year-old Michaella McCol­lum, from Dun­gan­non, Co Ty­rone, in Au­gust 2013.

She told The Mail on Sun­day: “I thought it sounded like a chal­lenge and was blasé about it.

“I didn’t owe any money or any­thing. I just wanted to be able to boast about it.”

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