‘Peru Two’ drug mule Melissa Reid is barely recognizable

‘Peru Two’ drug mule Melissa Reid is barely recognizable as she is spotted walking her dog near her house – a day before her accomplice Michaella McCollum’s documentary aired on the BBC.

Michaella, 28, and Melissa were arrested in 2013 for attempting to smuggle £ 1.5million worth of cocaine out of Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru.

The two claimed that armed gangsters forced them to transport the cocaine – when in fact they purposely smuggled the drugs for a payment of £ 5,000.

Since the couple’s release in 2016, Melissa has led a quiet life – unlike her crime partner Michaella whose documentary High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule will be released on Sunday.

MailOnline can reveal that Melissa, 27, is single again after splitting from backpacker boyfriend Gary Stafford who visited her in prison.

She was pictured walking her dog after enjoying a picnic during a heat wave in Scotland this week.

‘Peru Two’ drug mule Melissa Reid is barely recognizable as she is spotted walking her dog near her house (pictured) – a day before her accomplice Michaella’s BBC documentary aired McCollum

Michaella, 28, and Melissa (pictured) were arrested in 2013 for attempting to smuggle £ 1.5million worth of cocaine out of Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru.

Melissa pictured walking her dog

Michaella, 28, and Melissa (pictured) were arrested in 2013 for attempting to smuggle £ 1.5million worth of cocaine out of Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru.

Since the couple's release in 2016, Melissa (left) has led a quiet life - unlike her crime partner Michaella whose documentary High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule will be released on Sunday.

Since the couple’s release in 2016, Melissa (left) has led a quiet life – unlike her crime partner Michaella whose documentary High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule will be released on Sunday.

After returning to Scotland, Melissa confessed that she had been in a “downward spiral” of ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine in Spain.

A neighbor at her new home in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow – where she moved after separating from her boyfriend – told MailOnline she had no idea about the ex-convict’s past.

The woman – who asked not to be named – said: “We know her as Mel but we didn’t know she had a story like that.

“To be honest, she’s totally down to earth and a lovely girl.

The two women (Michaella, left, and Melissa, right, pictured after their arrest) claimed that armed gangsters forced them to carry cocaine when in fact they voluntarily smuggled the drugs for payment of £ 5,000

The two women (Michaella, left, and Melissa, right, pictured after their arrest) claimed that armed gangsters forced them to carry cocaine – when in fact, they voluntarily smuggled the drugs for a payment of £ 5,000.

Michaella (pictured) published her memoir, You'll Never See Daylight Again, two years ago and embarked on a publicity tour - which included a grill by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

Michaella (pictured) published her memoir, You’ll Never See Daylight Again, two years ago and embarked on a publicity tour – which included a grill by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

MailOnline can reveal Melissa, 27 (pictured) is trying to rebuild her life - single again after splitting from backpacker boyfriend Gary Stafford who visited her in prison

Melissa walks her dog

MailOnline can reveal Melissa, 27 (pictured) is trying to rebuild her life – single again after splitting from backpacker boyfriend Gary Stafford who visited her in prison

“You never would have imagined, honestly, but now that you mention it, she seems a little too calm.

“I’ve heard that she works for a charity and I see her walking the dog every now and then, but we don’t know her.

“It’s a quiet neighborhood and it’s a quiet girl, no noise or anything.

“She doesn’t tend to have visitors or at least I don’t think so.

– Maybe she’s visiting her family. She seems to enjoy her own company and never cares about it.

Meanwhile, Michaella released her memoir, You’ll Never See Daylight Again, two years ago and embarked on a publicity tour – which included a grill by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

She was pictured walking her dog after enjoying a picnic during a heat wave in Scotland this week (pictured)

She was pictured walking her dog after enjoying a picnic during a heat wave in Scotland this week (pictured)

After returning to Scotland, Melissa (pictured) confessed she was in a 'downward spiral' of ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine in Spain

After returning to Scotland, Melissa (pictured) confessed she was in a ‘downward spiral’ of ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine in Spain

And last week saw the reissue of his book under the same title as the TV documentary High, in an effort to make more money.

It contains chilling details of his time behind bars, including watching lesbian sex sessions and being offered by prison guards, and recounts in the documentary the hellish conditions of his incarceration.

The BBC’s five-part series will see Michaella, from Northern Ireland, tell her story of her time in prison and how she was able to secure early release.

She regularly shares glamorous photos of herself with her nearly 40,000 Instagram followers, posing with flash cars and on vacation abroad.

In the blink of an eye, she posed in a skimpy bikini in front of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The couple hit the headlines when they were arrested at Jorge Chevez International Airport in Peru on August 6, 2013, with 11 kg of cocaine in their luggage.

A neighbor at her new home in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow - where she moved after separating from her boyfriend - told MailOnline she had no idea about the ex-inmate's past (pictured)

A neighbor at her new home in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow – where she moved after separating from her boyfriend – told MailOnline she had no idea about the ex-inmate’s past (pictured)

After being released from prison and deported to the UK, Melissa (pictured) landed a job with the Citizen's Advice Bureau charity and remains on her own according to locals.

After being released from prison and deported to the UK, Melissa (pictured) landed a job with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau charity and remains on her own according to locals.

In December 2014, they were sentenced to six years and eight months in Ancon 2 prison, an hour’s drive north of the capital, Lima, but both were prematurely released and deported from Peru in 2016.

Since then Michaella has tried to reinvent herself as a model, author and celebrity – she even has a management company for “business investigations”.

But Melissa continues to flee her past and may be trying to live up to her family’s aspirations to return to her local community.

After being released from prison and deported to the UK, Melissa landed a job with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau charity and remains on her own according to locals.

She lived in Kilmarnock during a stay with the backpacker, Mr Stafford, who had walked to visit her in prison in Peru, but the couple are no longer together.

A neighbor of Mr Stafford said: ‘Melissa left their house a year ago. She no longer lives there and we no longer see her.

Melissa (pictured) lived in Kilmarnock while staying with backpacker Mr Stafford who had walked to visit her in prison in Peru but the couple are no longer together

Melissa (pictured) lived in Kilmarnock while staying with backpacker Mr Stafford who had walked to visit her in prison in Peru but the couple are no longer together

McCollum’s friends and family will also give personal testimonies through interviews in the documentary tomorrow.

The synopsis reads: “Putting it in her own words, McCollum tells the extraordinary story of how she became infamous around the world as one half of the Two Peruvians.

“From the way she was recruited as a drug cartel mule and was arrested, tried and jailed in one of Peru’s most notorious maximum security prisons, to the even more extraordinary story of the way she got away with it again. “

In the series, the trafficker, now mother of twins Rafael and Rio, will once again recount some of the stories from her wayward past that she shared in her book.

In her memoir, she recounted how she came to terms with being a drug dealer – and admitted that one of her biggest regrets was sniffing lines of coke and ketamine on a McDonald’s table. at breakfast on the morning of his ill-fated traffic trip.

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