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High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule Is Now On BBC Three

High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule Is Now On BBC Three

The BBC documentary is set to delve into the story of 'Peru Two' drugs mule Michaella McCollum.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer - and it sounds like a truly gripping watch.

Check out the trailer below:

Many of us will remember the story of the 'Peru Two', Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid.

The new doc will delve into more detail on the case that shocked the world, focusing primarily on Michaella, who was arrested in August 2013 after attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru.

The five part series will tell the story of Michaella's time in one of the country's most brutal prisons, Ancon 2 - where she was sent after her conviction. Meanwhile, it will also touch on how she coped and how she went on to run a pop up beauty salon for her fellow inmates.

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid. (
BBC Three)

The doc also includes unique access to Michaella, as well as her family and friends.

The official synopsis explains: "Aged 19, Michaella McCollum boarded her first ever flight for her first foreign holiday in Ibiza. Just a few weeks later she was arrested at Lima airport in Peru after failing to smuggle more than a million pounds worth of cocaine in her suitcase.

"Told in her own words, McCollum recounts the extraordinary story of how she became infamous worldwide as one half of the Peru Two.

"From how she was recruited as a cartel drugs mule and came to be arrested, tried and jailed in one of the most notorious maximum security prisons in Peru, to the even more extraordinary story of how she got herself out again."

For those who don't remember, Michaella is from Dungannon, Northern Ireland while Melissa is from Glasgow. Just before the incident, Michaella had been working in a nightclub in Ibiza, but travelled to Peru on 15th August before attempting to leave again just two days later with 11kg of cocaine.

Michaella ended up in a maximum security prison abroad (
BBC Three)

It transpired that the drugs had been concealed inside porridge and jelly packets, and that the women had been paid just £4,000 each to smuggle the cocaine - worth around £1.5 million.

Both women were sentenced to seven years in jail.

The docu-series arrived on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 4th July and is now available to binge all in one go if you so desire.

This sounds like it isn't one to miss...

Featured Image Credit: BBC Three

Topics: Life News, BBC