After serving a three-year prison sentence in a hard-core South American jail, convicted drug-smuggler Michaella McCollum has this evening returned to Ireland. 


The 23-year-old left Peru on Friday evening and landed in Dublin via London in the last hour.



Waiting media were on site to ask Michaella questions about her release, but the Northern Irish woman has no comment to make.


Senior Newstalk reporter Sean Defoe captured the moment she walked from the terminal on Twitter.



Along with UK-national Melissa Reid, McCollum was arrested in August 2013 at Lima Airport with 11kg of cocaine hidden in her luggage and disguised as food packets. 



The Irish-woman was released on parole in March this year after serving less than half her six-year, eight-month sentence.


Reid arrived back to her native Scotland in June.


In a controversial interview with RTE shortly after her release, Michaella said the decision to transport drugs from Peru back to Europe was a "moment of madness".


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