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Banged Up Abroad

All Episodes 2014 - 2020

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  • 2018-01-10T00:00:00Zs at 2018-01-10T00:00:00Z on Channel 5
  • 2007-07-23T23:00:00Z
  • 50 mins
  • 4 days, 15 hours, 29 mins (140 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • National Geographic
  • Documentary
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Terrifying tales of every traveler's worst fear - imprisonment abroad. From gruesome jails to chilling kidnappings, live through the panic, tears and desperation as each dreadful story unfolds.
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141 episodes

Special 1 Prison Nightmares

  • 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Experience some of the worst prison stays, with travelers who found themselves on the wrong side of the law far from home.

Krista Barnes and Jennifer Davis are two American women arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru.

1x02 Venezuela (James & Pauls Story)

  • 2007-08-21T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Jim Miles and Paul Loseby, two British teenagers, are arrested in Venezuela for trying to smuggle drugs back to the UK.

1x03 Nepal (Piers' Story)

  • 2007-09-11T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Piers Hernu, a dual British-French traveller, is arrested trying to smuggle 28 kilos of gold bullion from Hong Kong to Nepal.

1x04 Colombia (Glen's Story)

  • 2007-09-24T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Colombia, the kidnapping capital of the world, is where Glen Heggstad was taken captive by the National Liberation Army. After five weeks of torture, beatings and marches, Glen was released and sits down to tell his story.

1x05 Mexico

  • 2008-03-30T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

The true account of a British couple who were sentenced to 10 years in a Mexican prison after having been caught trafficking drugs from Costa Rica to Amsterdam.

1x06 Sydney

  • 2008-04-06T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

An international drug deal gone wrong ends up sending a young couple to prison in Sydney for smuggling of cocaine.

1x07 Margarita Island

  • 2008-04-13T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Three American citizens who were held in a Venezuelan prison for six years after smuggling cocaine, discuss their experiences and the conditions they endured.

1x08 Thailand

  • 2008-04-20T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

A young British woman in Thailand agrees to smuggle an addicts personal stash of heroine to Tokyo to raise money for her trip home.

2x01 Costa Rica/Mexico (Scott and Lucy's Story)

  • Season Premiere

    2008-03-30T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Scott Campbell and Lucy Baker are British travellers who were arrested in Mexico trying to sneak cocaine from Costa Rica into Amsterdam.

2x02 Australia (Mark's Story)

  • 2008-04-06T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Mark Knowles is arrested in Sydney after attempting to smuggle cocaine from the U.S. to Australia.

Two Britons, Donald MacNeil and Denis Wale were arrested off the island of Margarita, Venezuela after being pressured to collect an enormous shipment of cocaine worth £30 million.

Sandra Gregory is arrested in Thailand trying to smuggle heroin into Japan.

2x05 Uganda: Death in the Jungle

  • 2008-05-25T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

Safari guide Mark Ross and his tour group are kidnapped by Hutu rebels in Uganda.

2x06 Nightmare in Chechnya

  • 2008-06-22T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Jon James and Camilla Carr move from England to contribute to a children's centre in war torn Chechnya... only to be kidnapped for ransom.

2x07 India: Hostage to Terror

  • 2008-06-08T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Rhys Partridge and Béla Nuss are kidnapped by British terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh while travelling in India.

2x08 Philippines: Fatal Mission

  • 2008-07-20T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Gracia and Martin Burnham, Christian missionaries in the Philippines, are kidnapped by members of Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim fundamentalist group.

2x09 Malaysia

  • 2008-10-05T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

While vacationing in Malaysia, Monique and Callie Strydom are kidnapped by a Muslim militant group and held hostage for four months in the Philippines.

2x10 Malaysia

  • 2008-10-05T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

The story of a vacationing South African couple who were kidnapped by Muslim militants in Malaysia, and how they spent four months in the Philippines on an island.

2x11 Taiwan

  • 2008-10-12T23:00:00Z — 43 mins

A former South African military attache, McGill Alexander was taken hostage by one of Taiwan's most notorious criminals, Chen Chin-hsing, on November 18, 1997.

2x12 Ecuador

  • 2008-10-27T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

An American who was arrested taking cocaine from the country talks about his stay at a one of the notorious prisons in Ecuador.

3x01 Cuzco

  • Season Premiere

    2008-03-31T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Simon's trip to Peru is initiated by his friend Sarah Jackson who convinces him to smuggle drugs. Things turn bad for Simon when he is handed a lengthy prison sentence.

3x02 Bangladesh

  • 2008-07-20T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Lia McCord, an American teenager, is arrested in Bangladesh for trying to smuggle heroin.

3x03 Kuwait

  • 2008-07-27T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Scott White is arrested in Kuwait for selling hashish, then escapes from jail during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

3x04 Pakistan

  • 2008-09-14T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

Amardeep Bassey, a British journalist on the way to Afghanistan for an assignment, is accused of being a spy and arrested in Pakistan.

3x05 Lima

  • 2008-09-28T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

Russell Thoresen, an American traveller, is arrested in Peru for trying to smuggle cocaine.

3x06 Taiwan

  • 2008-10-12T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Taiwan's most-wanted criminal breaks into the house of McGill Alexander, a South African army colonel, and takes Alexander and his family hostage.

3x07 Ecuador

  • 2008-10-27T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Daniel Van De Zandrewe gets arrested for trafficking cocaine in Ecuador after one of his accomplices gave his name to police.

3x08 Korea

  • 2008-10-29T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Cullen Thomas, working with his girlfriend "Rocket," is arrested trying to smuggle hashish from the Philippines to South Korea.

3x09 Iraq

  • 2009-07-14T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Scott Taylor, a Canadian war correspondent, recalls being kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents as he covered the Iraq War.

3x10 Barbados

  • 2009-07-21T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Zara would leave England to go to Ecuador to smuggle cocaine back home. However, she would get caught in Barbados, and shortly after would find out she is pregnant.

3x11 Betrayed in Ecuador

  • 2009-07-28T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

A freelance journalist is duped into carrying on her friend's bag onto a plane which was full of cocaine, causing her to be apprehended in an Ecuadorian airport.

3x12 Sierra Leone

  • 2009-08-04T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

Major Phil Ashby tells his story of being in the war-torn Sierra Leone as a UN Peacekeeper, and being ambushed by rebel forces. He under went four days of physical and psychological abuse, before making a daring escape through the jungle.

3x13 Jamaica

  • 2009-08-11T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

A couple agreed to accept $5,000 and a free vacation if they would smuggle marijuana from Jamaica, but wind up in an overcrowded Kingston jail after being caught in the airport.

3x14 Delhi

  • 2009-08-18T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

A woman from London is sent to India's Tihar Jail, one of the world's largest prison, after she sends hashish to Europe to earn some fast money.

4x01 Caracas/Venezuela Blues

  • Season Premiere

    2009-04-07T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

David Evans is arrested trying to smuggle drugs from Venezuela to Amsterdam.

4x02 Kidnapped in the Philippines

  • 2009-04-14T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Church volunteer Greg Williams is kidnapped and tortured by members of Abu Sayyaf.

4x03 Puerto Vallarta/Mexican Justice

  • 2009-04-21T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Jake Libbon gets arrested in Mexico for selling marijuana, then is falsely accused of shooting two police officers.

4x04 Brazil/Sao Paulo Death Trap

  • 2009-05-05T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Hollywood "party animal" Brendan Cosso and three friends are arrested trying to smuggle cocaine out of Brazil to Hungary.

4x05 Indonesia/Busted In Bali

  • 2009-05-12T23:00:00Z — 49 mins

A random encounter with a family friend at the Bali airport was all it took to land Chris Parnell in jail and arrested on charges of smuggling 12 kilos of hashish.

4x06 Mexico/Teen Smuggler

  • 2009-05-19T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Alex Silva grew up in the ghetto of El Paso Texas. Son to a single mother who didn't care he wasn't going anywhere. A small job at an auto shop got him involved in smuggling drugs from Mexico.

4x07 Cuba/Hooked In Havana

  • 2009-06-02T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

When Kahlilah met big-shot music producer Roy, she didn't expect that her life would change forever. Just months into their relationship, Roy forced her to smuggle 18 pounds of cocaine.

4x08 Iraq/Kidnapped In Iraq

  • 2009-07-14T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Journalists Scott Taylor and Zeynep Tugrul are kidnapped by insurgents who accuse them of being American spies.

4x09 Barbados/Busted And Pregnant

  • 2009-07-21T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

British teen Zara Whittaker is arrested at an airport trying to smuggle cocaine out of Barbados.

4x10 Betrayed In Ecuador

  • 2009-07-28T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

An unsuspecting woman, Zoe McGarry, is given a suitcase full of cocaine and is arrested when attempting to board a plane with it.

4x11 Sierra Leone/Jungle Siege

  • 2009-08-04T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

During a U.N. peace mission, a minor incident sparks nationwide fighting, leading Major Phil Ashby to flee his disarmament camp and chance survival in a daring escape through the jungle.

4x12 Jamaica/Jamaican Getaway

  • 2009-08-11T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

T.K. White and her girlfriend are sent to Kingston's notorious central prison after attempting to smuggle marijuana.

4x13 India/Delhi/Party Girl

  • 2009-08-18T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Clare Matthews quits her job and travels to India. But when money gets tight, she gambles for a quick payout: sending hash illegally to London via parcel. It works the first time, even the second. But the third time, her luck runs out and she ends up in one of the world's largest jails.

5x01 The Real Midnight Express

  • Season Premiere

    2010-06-29T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

In intimate detail, Locked Up Abroad reveals Billy Hayes' real-life experience behind the Oscar-winning 1978 film, "Midnight Express."

5x02 Saddam's Iraq

  • 2010-07-06T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, Tom Lynch and his fellow contractor John White decided to get out of Iraq while they still could, but were captured by Iraqi soldiers and taken to a notorious prison in Baghdad, where they must listen to inmates being tortured to death.

5x03 Tokyo Takedown

  • 2010-07-13T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

After accepting an offer to work as a hostess in Japan, Jackie Nichols meets a charming Israeli drug smuggler and agrees to smuggle hashish with him. She gets away with it four times, but the fifth time, she's not so lucky.

5x04 Bangkok Underworld

  • 2010-07-20T23:00:00Z — 49 mins

A 28-year-old English teacher named Tim Schrader agrees to smuggle eight kilos of heroin into the U.S. to solve his financial problems. Although he knows he could receive the death penalty, the money is too tempting to resist.

5x05 Spain / Smuggler Makeover

  • 2010-07-27T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

With his girlfriend pregnant, American musician Michael Morey needs money and agrees to smuggle cocaine from Quito to Spain. He barely makes it through Ecuadorian customs, but when he lands and goes through Spanish customs, he's not so lucky.

5x06 Panama / Colombia Ambush

  • 2010-08-03T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

A jungle adventure turns sour when American backpacker Mark Wedeven and his travel companions are taken hostage by armed guerilla soldiers in Panama.

5x07 Betrayed In Ecuador

  • 2020-01-22T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

In order to see her daughter, American Kahlilah Saleem is forced by her boyfriend to smuggle cocaine through Cuba.

5x08 Iraq

  • 2009-07-14T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Scott Taylor, a Canadian war correspondent, recalls being kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents as he covered the Iraq War.

5x09 Barbados

  • 2009-07-21T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Zara would leave England to go to Ecuador to smuggle cocaine back home. However, she would get caught in Barbados, and shortly after would find out she is pregnant.

5x10 Betrayed in Ecuador

  • 2009-07-28T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

A freelance journalist is duped into carrying on her friend's bag onto a plane which was full of cocaine, causing her to be apprehended in an Ecuadorian airport.

6x01 The Real Goodfella

  • Season Premiere

    2011-10-03T23:00:00Z — 48 mins

Henry Hill--who inspired the movie Goodfellas--relays the true story of his rise and fall as a drug dealing wiseguy in the New York mob.

6x02 Saudi Bootlegger

  • 2011-10-10T23:00:00Z — 49 mins

Scottish chef Gordon Malloch arrives in Saudi Arabia to start a new life as a catering manager, but quickly finds himself a profitable sideline as a bootlegger.

6x03 Forbidden Love

  • 2011-10-17T23:00:00Z — 49 mins

Briton David Scott tells the story of finding his soulmate in the Philippines, and risking a 14-year prison sentence for adultery.

6x04 Mexico Money Machine

  • 2011-10-24T23:00:00Z — 48 mins

After heading to Mexico with a suitcase of fake money to buy drugs, California bodybuilder Jeremy Khinoo finds himself behind bars and in big trouble.

6x05 Heroin Sting

  • 2011-11-01T00:00:00Z — 49 mins

After being caught with a kilo of heroin in Mauritius, Brigene Young faces 45 years in jail unless she can help catch the drug traffickers. Young eventually served 7 years in prison.

6x06 Daredevil Drug Runner

  • 2011-11-08T00:00:00Z — 49 mins

The tale of Chris Chance, whose daredevil life smuggling cannabis into the U.K. concealed in a rubber body suit leads to a nasty prison sentence at Carabanchel Prison.

6x07 The Cocaine Trap

  • 2011-11-15T00:00:00Z — 49 mins

Stephen Sutton gets caught up when he is offered $15,000 to transport cocaine disguised as gold, leading to an 11-year prison sentence.

6x08 Drug Dealer Revenge

  • 2011-11-22T00:00:00Z — 49 mins

Company director Robert Pringle is sentenced to seven years in a violent South-American lock-up after being pressured by his dealer to smuggle drugs.

6x09 Teenage Drug Smuggler

  • 2011-11-29T00:00:00Z — 49 mins

Vivian Carrasquillo faces a crash diet in jail after an attempt to raise funds for gastric bypass surgery by becoming a drug mule backfires.

6x10 Backstabbed in Thailand

  • 2011-12-06T00:00:00Z — 49 mins

Military veteran Kim Hood faces life behind bars in a squalid Thai prison after being caught smuggling 14 kilos of heroin with a friend, Lisa Taylor.

6x11 My Dad the Smuggler

  • 2012-07-01T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

A young man travels to Pakistan and sets off with his estranged dad, unaware that his dad is a veteran cannabis smuggler with plans to bring 20 kilos of the drug into China.

6x12 I Am Not a Terrorist

  • 2012-07-08T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

The lure of easy money leads an out-of-work father to smuggle cocaine from Nicaragua into the U.S.

6x13 Hasidic King of Coke

  • 2012-07-15T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

An Orthodox Jew from London becomes a key player in an international cocaine-smuggling ring based in São Paulo, Brazil.

6x14 Not Without My Baby

  • 2012-07-22T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

An American woman is charged with fraud after trying to acquire a birth certificate and a passport for her adopted son.

6x15 Chilean Prison Break

  • 2012-07-29T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

A California man is arrested during a drug deal in Chile and sentenced to five years in prison. He and a fellow prisoner decide to escape and flee the country on foot.

6x16 The Orchid Hunters

  • 2012-08-05T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Two British backpackers attempt to cross from Panama to Colombia via the notoriously dangerous Darién Gap, but are captured and held hostage by Colombian guerrillas.

6x17 Venezuela Hustle

  • 2012-08-12T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Life inside Venezuela's notorious Los Teques Prison is detailed by an Irish man who was arrested at the Caracas airport for trying to smuggle cocaine back to Dublin.

6x18 Nightmare in Somalia

  • 2012-08-19T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Freelance journalists Nigel Brennan and Amanda Lindhout describe how they were kidnapped by a criminal gang while covering the war in Somalia in July 2008, and the subsequent 15 months they were held captive.

6x19 Busted in Bangkok

  • 2012-08-26T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Life in a notorious Bangkok prison is detailed by a woman who received a life sentence for attempting to smuggle heroin out of Thailand.

6x20 Escape From the Gulag

  • 2012-09-02T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

In 1976, at the height of the Cold War, an American is caught smuggling heroin from Kuala Lumpur to Russia. He details his incarceration in a Soviet prison camp and his eventual escape during a power outage.

7x01 From Hollywood to Hell

  • Season Premiere

    2012-04-24T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

When young actor Erik Audé discovers that he was tricked into smuggling opium out of Pakistan, he must fight to stay alive and clear his name.

7x02 The Juggler Smuggler

  • 2012-05-01T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Travelling magician Mark Greening juggles a young family with a budding hash-smuggling business after moving to Japan, but he soon gets caught.

7x03 Escape from Argentina

  • 2012-05-08T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Lucy Wright is a nursing student when her life goes from bad to worse to hell. Her boyfriend leaves, she becomes addicted to crack, and the bills keep piling up.

7x04 Highway to Hell

  • 2012-05-15T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Adventure-seeker Thomas Hamill takes a job driving trucks in Iraq, leading to a terrifying time in captivity after being kidnapped by insurgents.

7x05 Black Palace of Horrors

  • 2012-05-22T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Dwight Worker is busted in Mexico for smuggling coke and attempts a daring escape from one of the country's most notorious prison.

7x06 Cocaine Mule Mom

  • 2012-05-29T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Ruthie Lambert, a middle-aged mother of three, decides to smuggle drugs to make ends meet. She is imprisoned for years but eventually escapes by bribing a corrupt official.

7x07 Dangerous Liaisons

  • 2012-06-05T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

British nurse Stephen Comiskey, who takes a job in Saudi Arabia to support his family, draws the unwelcome attention of the Saudi religious police after a series of illicit gay affairs.

7x08 Colombian Kidnap

  • 2012-06-12T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Erez Eltawil and Reini Weigel are among eight backpackers who are snatched by guerrillas during a trek in remote northern Colombia.

7x09 Caribbean Nightmare

  • 2012-06-19T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

David and Jayne Bladen's dream of a new life overseas turns into a nightmare journey of drug smuggling and violence culminating in 20 months behind bars.

7x10 Son of Saddam

  • 2012-06-26T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia describes how he was summoned to Saddam Hussein's palace and forced to become the body double of the dictator's eldest and most notorious son, Uday.

8x01 My Dad the Smuggler

  • Season Premiere

    2012-07-01T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Scott Campbell goes travelling in China with his estranged father, only to find out that his dad is a professional smuggler carrying 20 kilos of cannabis.

8x02 I Am Not a Terrorist

  • 2012-07-08T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Duane Wollum is about to make some easy money smuggling cocaine, until an airport security check reveals that he is concealing a package.

8x03 Hasidic King of Coke

  • 2012-07-15T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

Orthodox Jew Samuel Leibowitz dreams of making millions as a drug kingpin in Brazil, leading to a terrifying term in the deadly Carandiru Penitentiary.

8x04 Not Without My Baby

  • 2012-07-22T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

When Susan's Haglof's adoption goes wrong, she ends up in an Egyptian jail, facing a charge of human trafficking.

8x05 Chilean Prison Break

  • 2012-07-29T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

The gripping story of Tom Hanway, who flees a Chilean prison with a fellow prisoner, taking a dangerous and fatal escape route across the desert.

8x06 The Orchid Hunters

  • 2012-08-05T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

The shocking story of Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Winder, two British backpackers who are ambushed and held for ransom by a guerilla group while crossing the notoriously dangerous Darien Gap.

8x07 Venezuela Hustle

  • 2012-08-12T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

Desperate to keep his family afloat, Paul Keany agrees to smuggle six kilos of cocaine from Venezuela back to Dublin, but it turns out to be the worst decision of his life.

8x08 Busted in Bangkok

  • 2012-08-26T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Thrown into a notorious Bangkok prison for attempting to smuggle heroin, Angela Carnegie has an epiphany while nursing a fellow inmate with a drug addiction.

8x09 Nightmare in Somalia

  • 2012-11-28T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The terrifying story of photojournalist Nigel Brennan and reporter Amanda Lindhout, who are held hostage for 15 months by a criminal gang in Somalia.

8x10 Escape From the Gulag

  • 2012-12-12T00:00:00Z — 44 mins

It's 1976 in Cold War Moscow, and American Jerry Amster finds himself in the worst situation possible: busted for smuggling drugs from Kuala Lumpur to Russia.

9x01 Vietnam POWs: McCain & Brace

  • Season Premiere

    2013-04-16T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

Two American soldiers who were kept as POWs during the Vietnam War: Ernie Brace, who was held captive for almost eight years; and John McCain, whose plane was shot down over Hanoi.

9x02 Raving Arizona

  • 2013-04-23T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

Shaun Attwood moves from England to Arizona to become a stockbroker. However, he gets caught up in drugs, and eventually starts dealing ecstasy. After some intimidation from a mafia boss, he goes back to being a stockbroker, but he gets a visit from the police and ends up serving more than six years in prison.

9x03 Snakes on a Plane

  • 2013-04-30T23:00:00Z — 46 mins

Tom Crutchfield is a reptile smuggler under investigation during Operation Chameleon. He gets close to being caught in the United States, so he flees to Belize, where he ends up in prison until being deported back to the United States.

9x04 Buried Alive

  • 2013-05-07T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

Roy Hallums is an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq from 2004 to 2005.

9x05 Mexican Prison Escape

  • 2013-05-14T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

Five Americans attempt to smuggle more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana to the United States. After they are caught and placed in a Mexican prison, they plot a daring escape, excavating a 20-meter tunnel under the prison walls.

9x06 The Real Argo

  • 2013-07-14T23:00:00Z — 47 mins

This episode is the true account of the "Canadian Caper" during the Iran hostage crisis, the story that inspired the movie Argo. American diplomats are rescued in Iran by the Canadian Embassy and the CIA after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

9x07 Hippie Mafia

  • 2013-05-21T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Eddie Padilla is living the high life in Maui, surfing, partying and drug smuggling to support his cocaine addiction. But a run-in with the Peruvian police on a smuggling trip lands him and two friends in a prison called The House of the Devil. The guards say they expect them to try to escape, but if they don't make it they are killed. Even so, they decide to do whatever it takes to get out. Eddie shares his story of being Locked Up Abroad and the terrifying events that led to his freedom.

9x08 Vegas Mobster

  • 2013-05-28T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

Frank Cullotta is a mobster in Las Vegas who becomes well known for robberies. He is caught by the FBI thanks to an informant, becomes a witness against the mob and enters witness protection.

9x09 Fast,Furious and Busted

  • 2013-06-04T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

19-year-old street racer Rick Cedar is from Spokane, Washington. When he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant, he's overwhelmed. Short on cash, Rick decides to use his knowledge of cars to scam people online into buying engines he'll never send them. His con catches up to him when one buyer comes knocking down his door with threats. To pay him back, Rick decides the only way out is deeper into crime.

9x10 Hunting Mr. Nice

  • 2013-06-11T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

When British schoolteacher Howard Marks agrees to help an old friend finish off a drug deal, he has no idea that it will be the start of a new career. Attracted by the easy money and the thrill of being a smuggler, he is soon running a huge transatlantic operation.

10x01 Plane Crash Marijuana

  • Season Premiere

    2016-06-05T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

In 1972, 19 year old American Jim Pap Rocki, a college graduate is convinced by his brother-in-law to join him on a drug run to Southern Mexico. All goes to plan until the cargo catches fire and they are forced to crash-land.

10x02 Thai Prison Hell

  • 2016-06-12T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

In 1993, 25-year-old Australian Martin Garnett is earning good money at a car dealership in Sydney, but he's hungry for more. He's caught smuggling 4.7 kg of heroin to Bangkok and is set to become Australia's longest serving prisoner overseas.

10x03 Bogota Belly Bust

  • 2016-06-19T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

The story of 28-year-old Canadian Tabitha Ritchie, whose life took a terrifying turn when she was caught smuggling drugs out of Colombia.

10x04 Somali Pirate Hostage Hell

  • 2016-06-26T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

The shocking story of South African couple Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, who were kidnapped by Somali pirates and held captive for 20 terrifying months.

10x05 Gadaffi's American Prisoner

  • 2016-07-03T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Captured by Gaddafi's men while fighting with rebels in Libya, Baltimore-born Matthew VanDyke spent nearly six months in solitary confinement.

10x06 Jungle Terror

  • 2016-07-10T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

The traumatic story of an American schoolboy and his mother, who were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf, a jihadist group, in the Philippines and held for ransom in the jungle.

11x01 Breaking Bad in Britain

  • Season Premiere

    2018-01-04T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

The story of convicted drug dealer Pieter Tritton, whose organization used camping tents to smuggle cocaine from Ecuador to Europe.

11x02 Escape from Al Qaeda

  • 2018-02-01T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Rookie photographer Matt Schrier travels to Syria, where he is captured by Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian Al-Qaeda. Matt was held hostage for seven months with journalist Theo Curtis before escaping.

11x03 Narco at Nineteen

  • 2018-01-11T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Simone Blignaut travels to Bolivia, where she is double-crossed and forced to smuggle liquid cocaine.

11x04 Double Crossed in the Desert

  • 2018-01-18T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

When Journalist Phil Cox returns to Sudan in 2016 to investigate allegations of illegally deployed chemical weapons, he is kidnapped by a government-backed militia.

11x05 Mexican Border Bust

  • 2018-01-25T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Southern California resident Steven Peterson is arrested and imprisoned in Tijuana after attempting to smuggle 120 kilos of marijuana from Mexico to the United States.

11x06 Bad Bromance

  • 2018-02-08T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

U.S. Naval Officer Lemar Burton is caught attempting to smuggle five kilos of cocaine from Colombia to Italy.

12x01 Thai Meth Bust

  • Season Premiere

    2019-01-02T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Jimmy gives up his job as a postman to open a bar in Thailand, but quickly starts dealing meth. The police get wise and in a dramatic takedown bust him and send him to prison.

12x02 Greek Border Bust

  • 2019-01-09T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

David embarks on an epic road trip, where he attempts to smuggle hash from Afghanistan to Germany. He is caught in Greece and imprisoned on an island.

12x03 Caribbean Coke King

  • 2019-01-09T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Unemployed Michael Singh tries cocaine smuggling to make money. But after 7 successful runs, Michael is caught and left to rot in a Dominican prison.

12x04 Mexican Cartel Hell

  • 2019-01-02T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

In Mexico, Carlos Quijas is falsely imprisoned and tortured for drug smuggling. Inside Mexico's most dangerous prison, he has to get tough to survive.

12x05 Narco Wine Bust

  • 2019-02-06T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Champion skier Nick Brewer flees home after life changing accident and works his way to the top of a multi-million dollar cocaine empire in Argentina.

12x06 Bangkok Betrayal

  • 2019-01-16T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Hip hop dancer LaTasha thinks she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime, but opportunity turns to nightmare when she finds herself locked up and pregnant in a Thai jail, having been fooled into smuggling heroin by a man she thought she loved.

12x07 Jungle Crash

  • 2019-01-23T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

On a mission to find drug labs in the Colombian jungle, Keith Stansell crashes. He's kidnapped by FARC guerrillas and held hostage for over five years.

12x08 Panamania

  • 2019-01-30T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Canadian 21-year-old Christina Jocko loves spending money, partying and taking drugs. But when she discovers opiates her life spirals into addiction. Out of work, out of money and out of luck, an offer of an easy $10,000 for running cocaine from Panama looks like a way out. Little does she realize the tempting adventure will cost her five years of her life.

12x09 Indian Hash Bust

  • 2019-02-06T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Australian hippie Mark O'Brien is dissatisfied with life. He joins an ashram in India, led by the infamous guru Osho, looking for enlightenment. But when a fellow disciple encourages Mark to join her in a plan to smuggle an exotic form of hash to Amsterdam, it sets off a chain of events that leads him to a very different commune: the notorious Yawanda Central Prison.

12x10 Peruvian Parent Trap

  • 2019-02-13T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

When cousins Paris and Marlon go to Peru to help out family on a business opportunity, they get more than what they bargained for.

13x01 Undercover Biker

  • Season Premiere

    2020-01-01T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

After his arrest, drug dealer Charles Falco is facing decades behind bars. Instead, he strikes a deal with the authorities and becomes a confidential informant - living a life undercover. For the first time ever, Charles Falco tells his story on camera of how he manages to infiltrate the Vagos, one of the most violent biker gangs in the US.

13x02 Korean Ecstasy King

  • 2020-01-08T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

In South Korea, English teacher Jesse Moskel becomes the kingpin of a huge MDMA smuggling operation — and one of Southeast Asia’s most wanted men.

13x03 Pop Star Smuggler

  • 2020-01-15T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Latino pop star Jimmy Bauer was dropped by his label and is desperate to raise funds to self-promote, so he agrees to smuggle heroin back to America.

13x04 Undercover Arms Dealer

  • 2020-01-22T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Arms dealer Peter Bleach goes undercover for British intelligence to stop a terrorist plot, preventing the massacre of innocent people.

13x05 Model Drug Runner

  • 2020-01-29T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Stripper Garrain Jones hits the big-time when he stars in a Beyoncé video, but then loses it all when he gets caught smuggling heroin through Europe.

13x06 Drug Runner Mom

  • 2020-02-05T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Struggling single mom Melanie Di Egidio risks all in exchange for a quick buck, but when the plan goes wrong Melanie is busted with 6 kilos of heroin, caught up in a high-profile sting, and sent to a tough Ecuadorian prison.

13x07 King of Weed

  • 2020-02-12T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Ice hockey star Ryan Phillips risks it all when he starts smuggling marijuana across the U.S. border, costing him his family, career and freedom.

13x08 Colombian Double Cross

  • 2020-02-19T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

A single mother is arrested and sent to a notorious jail in Colombia when a colleague smuggling drugs double crosses her. Now, she must fight to survive.

13x09 Peruvian Prison Break

  • 2020-02-26T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

Tina Myers is an exotic dancer and part time drug dealer. After she decides to make money on a Peruvian drug run, she embarks on a dangerous ride to the dark side of Peru's underworld, culminating in an insane prison escape.

13x10 Miami Mobster Take Down

  • 2020-03-04T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

When Miami mobster Tony Galeota opens a club in Panama City, the competition frames him for drug dealing and human trafficking. Locked up in one of the world's worst prisons, Tony has to prove his innocence and attempt an audacious escape.

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