What did they do? McCollum and Reid were caught with around £1.5million of cocaine in their luggage at Jorge Chávez International Airport on August 6, 2013. Security at the airport found 11kg of cocaine and arrested the pair.
How did Michaella end up a cartel drug mule?
Michaella had been convinced to attempt to smuggle the drugs from Peru to Spain by a man she met in Ibiza. … Both pleaded guilty to drug smuggling and were sentenced to over six years’ imprisonment in the notorious Ancon 2 jail.
What drugs come from Peru?
In recent years, due to the rise of its newest high profile drug lord, Gerson Galvez Calle, cocaine has again become a staple of the Peruvian economy. But Peru has had a past with the plant cocaine originates from since ancient times.
Why was Melissa Reid not in documentary?
A spokesperson for the BBC said: “Michaella McCollum did not receive a fee for her contribution to the documentary. … It is understood that Melissa Reid did not want to be involved in the series, and doesn’t participate in the show at all. There is a dramatisation of their story and how they travelled from Ibiza to Lima.
Can dogs smell drugs inside you?
While dogs can smell drugs, they cannot detect the quantity of drugs they can smell. All the dog knows that there is a scent of drugs on a certain person. This is not to say that NSW police sniffer dogs are useless.
What are the signs of a drug dealer?
The signs of a runner or drug dealer can include;
- someone having more cash, clothing or phones than normal.
- talk of gang names in the area.
- someone using nicknames when speaking about others.
Are drugs illegal in Peru?
“Under Peruvian law, drug use is not punishable by imprisonment, which is appropriate, because problematic drug users deserve treatment, not imprisonment,” according to Ricardo Soberón, author of the chapter on Peru.
Is Coke legal in Peru?
Possession of up to 2 grams of cocaine or up to 5 grams of coca paste is legal for personal use in Peru per Article 299 of the Peruvian Penal Code. It is important to note that if a person possess two or more kinds of drugs at the same time it is considered criminal offense. Personal use of cocaine is decriminalized.