Peru Two drug mule Michaella McCollum revealed she snorted cocaine off a table in McDonald’s in a new documentary.
The 28-year-old and her Scots accomplice, Melissa Reid were rumbled with €1.6million worth of cocaine at Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima, Peru in 2013.
Melissa, from Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire spent two years in a hellhole jail with Michaella from Dungannon, Northern Ireland, after their plot to smuggle the Class A drug was foiled by Peruvian cops.
Michaella opens up about their ordeal in the BBC programme, High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule, Belfast Live reports.
She claims she was high when she agreed to smuggle cocaine for a man called Davey.
The convicted smuggler also alleges that she thought the substances only had to be transported from Ibiza to Barcelona.
Her memoir, also entitled High, had a new edition released last week.
Michaella revealed: “I’d taken so much of all of them during the five weeks I’d been there that I honestly didn’t see the problem.
“We were in that Ibizan bubble.
“In my addled logic, everyone I knew took drugs and they had to get them from somewhere.
“I saw lifting this package no differently to how I would see some kind of cash-in-hand payment.
“Not legal, as such, but a minor crime at worst, like a traffic offence.
“As the party wore on, I got more and more drawn into the hedonistic mood of the day.
“Everyone was high and, just to make things even more animated, I was persuaded by a group of friends to drop some acid.
“At one point I could have sworn one of the club staff was a train conductor trying to show me to my seat.
“Another time, I was seeing Disney characters everywhere.
“Basically, of all the drugs, acid is not the one to be on when there are decisions to be made.
“By the time Davey caught up with me later, I might as well have been in outer space.”
Following a night of partying, Michaella was set for the drugs run early in the morning but there was a stop to be made before the airport.
She explained: “When Davey said we were meeting someone at McDonald’s I thought he was a mind reader.
“I desperately needed coffee and breakfast.
“I ordered the full works and was just about to tuck in when a familiar face bowled in.
“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 swat them aside then lay down lines of K [ketamine] and coke.
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“Of everything I’ve done, everything that I regret, sniffing Class A drugs off a table in McDonald’s is up there.
“But that’s hindsight for you.”
High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule starts on BBC One on Monday, July 5, at 10.35pm
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