Drug smuggler Michaella McCollum returns to Ireland

The Co. Tyrone native was released from Peruvian jail in April

Michaella McCollum, Peru Two, Dublin,

Image; Sean Defoe

Convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum has returned to Ireland after being released from jail in Peru in April.

McCollum was convicted of trying to smuggle cocaine with a street value of almost €2 million from Peru to Spain three years ago.

She arrived back at Dublin Airport on a Ryanair flight at around 8.30pm on Saturday evening.

She had been released from a Peruvian jail after a successful application for parole, and has now been allowed to return to Ireland.

Sources say it's on the condition that she never returns to the South American country.

The so-called 'Peru Two' of McCollum and British woman Melissa Reid were sentenced to six years and eight months in jail in 2013, but both have now returned home after Reid was allowed back to the UK in June.

McCollum boarded a flight from Lima to London on Friday and arrived back in Dublin on a flight from Gatwick on Saturday.