Convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum has arrived back in Ireland after being released from prison in Peru earlier this year. 

The 23-year-old arrived into Dublin airport tonight on a flight from London, having left South America on Friday night. 

McCollum and Scottish woman Melissa Reid were arrested in August 2013 at Lima Airport with 11KG of cocaine hidden in food packets. 

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

She had been staying in Peru awaiting a judicial hearing to decide when she could return home. 

Melissa Reid arrived back to Scotland in June. 

McCollum made no comment to a small group of waiting journalists.