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Family and friends try to prevent Michaella McCollum from being photographed in Lima, Peru, yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren
Family and friends try to prevent Michaella McCollum from being photographed in Lima, Peru, yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren

As those who know her waited anxiously to see what toll a hell-hole South American jail would have on a young woman from Co Tyrone, few would have predicted the results.

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After two-and-a-half years beneath the sweltering Peruvian sun, convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum emerged from the Ancon Dos desert prison on Friday.

Yesterday, while out on parole for trying to smuggle €2m worth of cocaine to Europe, one half of the Peru Two sauntered around Lima's trendiest and most affluent district.

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