Peru Two drug mules snort cocaine in McDonald’s and “saw Disney characters” while on acid
Peru Two drug mules, Michaella McCollum, have revealed she snorted cocaine at a McDonald’s table in a new documentary.
The 28-year-old woman and her Scottish accomplice, Melissa Reid, received 1.6 million euros in cocaine at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru in 2013.
Melissa, from Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, spent two years in hellish prison with Michaella from Dungannon, Northern Ireland, after their plot to smuggle Class A drugs was foiled by Peruvian cops.
Michaella talks about their ordeal on the BBC’s High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule program, Belfast Live reports.
She claims she was high when she agreed to pass off cocaine for a man named Davey.
The convicted smuggler also alleges that she believed the substances should only be transported from Ibiza to Barcelona.
His memoir, also titled High, was re-edited last week.
Michaella revealed, “I had taken so much in my five weeks there that I honestly didn’t see the problem.
“We were in this Ibiza bubble.
“In my muddled logic, everyone I knew was taking drugs and had to get them somewhere.
“I haven’t seen lifting this package any differently than how I would see some sort of cash payment.
“Not legal as such, but at worst a minor offense, such as a traffic violation.
“As the party progressed, I practiced more and more in the hedonistic atmosphere of the day.
“Everyone was high and, just to make things even more lively, I was persuaded by a group of friends to drop some acid.
“At one point I could have sworn that one of the club staff was a conductor trying to show me my seat.
“Another time, I saw Disney characters everywhere.
“Basically, of all drugs, the acid is not the one to take when there are decisions to be made.
“By the time Davey caught up with me later, I might as well have been in space.”
After a night of partying, Michaella was ready for the early morning drug use, but there was a stop before the airport.
She explained, “When Davey said we were meeting someone at McDonald’s, I thought they were reading minds.
“I was in desperate need of coffee and breakfast.
“I ordered all of the work and was about to return when a familiar face entered the scene.
“It was Davey’s business partner – the Brummie.
“Some things don’t change.
“Our breakfasts were on two trays in front of us.
“The first thing the Brummie did was pull them out of the way and then lay K lines [ketamine] and coke.
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“Of all I’ve done, all that I regret, sniffing Class A drugs on a table at McDonald’s is up there.
“But that’s a step back for you.”
High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule starts on BBC One Monday, July 5 at 10:35 p.m.
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