PERU DRUG MULES PREPARING FOR THE WORST – In the latest update on Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly it now appears, from a handwritten letter by Melissa Reid, that both girls are now preparing themselves for the worse after their lawyers have failed to secure a plea bargain from prosecutors.
Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly are due to be sentenced this coming Tuesday in a closed court hearing in Lima.
Both girls were hoping that by pleading guilty in attempting to smuggle £1.5 million of cocaine out of Peru, on the advice of their lawyer, the prosecution might strike a deal and call for a more lenient sentence of under 7 years.
According to Melissa Reid this now appears most unlikely as she is now preparing herself to being sentenced for 15 years in a Peruvian prison.
It appears Melissa Reid has three major concerns, one being that she’ll be immediately transferred to the notorious prison Ancon 2, two that Ancon 2 is miles from Lima which will make it extremely difficult for family members to visit and three that she and Michaella McCollum Connolly will be separated.
Despite Melissa Reid’s clear anxieties there appears to be little public sympathy for the girl’s predicament. Despite remaining adamant that they were forced under the fear of death threats by a gang to smuggle the drugs, public sentiment remains strong in that such a crime should carry the full weight of the law; a number of people feel that the only rightful sentence for a drug smuggler is the death penalty.
Once again we at meebal.com have read a number of articles on this latest issue which appears to be nothing more than Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly attempting to garner public sympathy and support.
It is our view that neither of the girl’s deserve either for we have often written articles on the damage that drugs do to society and none more so than to millions of innocent children around the world.
Drugs smuggling is without doubt one of the most heinous crimes any person could engage it and despite Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly insistence that they were coerced no such evidence has ever been presented in court.
Therefore our views remain the same; both Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly should be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years without the possibility of early release and that they should consider themselves fortunate that the death penalty will most likely not be provided.
Let us not dwell on the plight of Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly but rather that of the children and families whose lives would have been ruined if Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly had managed to smuggle such a vast quantity of drugs through Peru’s International Airport; society certainly doesn’t need drug smugglers on the streets.