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Hanifa Uwitonze

22 mai 2016

British cocaine smuggler to be releaved from Peruvian jail

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British cocaine smuggler to be revealed from Peruvian fail

Reporter: Melissa Reid and Michaela mc collum were stopped at the airport in Lima. They had 11 kg of cocaine with 1,500,000 £ hidden in food packets in their luggage. Both women had been working Ibitha. They claimed they were forced by a gang at gun point to travel to Peru to get the drugs. They faced a prospect of a maximum 15 year prison term. But they stuck a plea bargain and was sentenced to 6 years and 8 month in prison. Nearly a month Melissa Reid’s family live in Lenzie north of Glasgow. Her father spoke out in campaign to stop young people becoming drug mules.

Melissa’s father: I said, I recommend this impact on this both and mostly I’m financially. Hit’s horrendous to see your daughter and handcuffs in the living conditions she has to cooperate. Melissa has spent around 20th and 21st birthdays in prison in Peru, she missed the significant event of her own brother’s wedding, event such as Christmas and non-existent for hers, will be no celebrations in, there will be no Christmas tree into….

Reporter: Following a hearing that month a press release has now been issued with judge’s decision. In it she said “having served a third of her six-year eight month sentence and complied with other measures Melissa Reid has met the requirements of the law.” She said she had shown remorse and was committed to reintegrating into society. There will now be a process involving the British embassy in Lima to expel Melissa Reid and send her back to Scotland. A spokesman for the foreign office said “they continue to provide assistance similar so read and remain in contact with her family and local authorities continue renting, BBC news.


SUMMARY

This story deals with a young lady from British. She is a British smuggler. It has been reported that Melissa Reid was caught at the airport in Lima.

She had 11Kg of cocaine with 1 500 000£ hidden in food packets in her luggage. She claimed that she was forced by a gang at gunpoint to travel to Peru to get the drugs. Melissa Reid was failed three years alongside her friend Michaella Mc Collum who was freed last month.

They faced a prospect of a maximum 15 year prison term. But they struck a plea bargain and was sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in prison.


COMMENTS

This short story is a lesson for all especially for us, young people. I think for me there are a lot of things that we can do without being involved in filthy acts like working so hard because “no pain, no gain” rather than spoiling his/her own life.

Melissa is a young, beautiful, healthy lady with a good family but when I think of what she did with her own life, I don’t really get it. Out there, there are people who would have done things better than her whereas she got what was necessary for her life.

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