Accused Drug Mule Describes Frustration of Life in Peruvian Jail

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 11:00 AM

By Joel Himelfarb

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On her 20th birthday, accused drug smuggler Melissa Reid wrote a letter from behind bars to her family telling them to “pray for me.”
 
Reid, arrested earlier this month with her friend Michaella McCollum Connolly, 20, at Lima Airport carrying more than $2 million in cocaine, wrote the letter to her mother Debra, brother Liam, 22, and twin sisters Stephanie and Jennifer, 18, in Scotland.
 
“This is one birthday that I will be forgetting ASAP! I know that you are doing all that you can but its [sic] frustrating and hard for me when you are dealing with police like this and after 9 days they are just getting round to interrogating us!”
 
The rambling letter, published by the Daily Mail, reveals Melissa’s struggle with life behind bars.
 
Of her fellow captive, she wrote: ‘I have made a sister for life in Michaella. I say sister because our bond is just beginning and no matter what we go through it will never be broken.’ 
 
But the reality of her situation was clearly hitting home.
 
‘I found it hard in here at first. I was crying in here a lot and could not handle the language barrier, it was really frustrating!
 
Accused of trafficking drugs out of Peru, the two women face sentences of up to 15 years.
 
In the meantime the pair — who claim to have been coerced into smuggling the drugs — are already experiencing the harsh realities of a Peruvian prison. Peruvian authorities have said they may have to wait up to three years before going to trial.

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