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Locked Up Abroad

Cast of 'Locked Up Abroad'

  • Dominic Colenso as Paul
  • Jack Merivale as Piers Hernu
  • Sophie Morton as Krista Barnes
  • Madeleine Bowyer as Gracia Burnham

Locked Up Abroad

Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through first-hand interviews and re-enactments their experiences of being arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms.

Premiere:
Jul 24, 2007
Original Network:
National Geographic USA
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Ecuador

S02, E12  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2008)
Desperate for cash, an American man agrees to transport cocaine from Ecuador to Europe for $7,000 and gets busted, ending up in one of Ecuador's most notorious prisons.
  • Wed 7/26
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Highway to Hell

S06, E04  (First Aired: May. 16, 2012)
Thomas Hamill, a civilian truck driver for the U.S. military, is taken hostage by insurgents in war-torn Iraq.
  • Wed 7/26
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 162
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The Juggler Smuggler

S06, E02  (First Aired: May. 2, 2012)
Mark Greening, a magician in Bali, learns he's going to be a father and turns to smuggling hash inside pellets that he swallows in order to raise money for his new responsibilities.
  • Wed 7/26
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Delhi

S03, E14  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2009)
Londoner Clare Matthews spends over five years in one of Asia's largest jails while she awaits trial for smuggling drugs from India to Europe.
  • Thu 7/27
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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Busted in Mexico

S03, E07  (First Aired: May. 20, 2009)
A teenager caught attempting to smuggle 33 pounds of marijuana out of Mexico spends years struggling to survive in prison.
  • Thu 7/27
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Vegas Mobster

S07, E08  (First Aired: May. 29, 2013)
When the FBI pulls off a sting operation to capture Frank Cullotta in 1979, the Chicago mobster agrees to testify against the mob and enter the witness protection program.
  • Thu 7/27
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India

S02, E07  (First Aired: Sep. 8, 2008)
While traveling in India, Rhys Partridge gets kidnapped by a terrorist who had been involved in the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl.
  • Thu 8/3
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Nightmare in Somalia

S06, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 20, 2012)
While reporting on the conditions in a refugee camp, a photojournalist and a reporter are kidnapped by a criminal gang in Somalia, where they are held captive for a year and convert to Islam to gain the trust of their captors.
  • Thu 8/3
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Bangkok

S04, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 21, 2010)
Australian teacher Tim Schrader tries to smuggle heroin from Bangkok to the U.S, but is caught with more than a hundred times the amount required to secure a death sentence.
  • Thu 8/3
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Colombian Kidnap

S06, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 13, 2012)
After months of captivity, a group of backpackers snatched by Colombian guerillas splits as to which survival strategy they should use - cooperation with their kidnappers or resistance.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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Caracas

S03, E02  (First Aired: Apr. 8, 2009)
When struggling blues musician David Evans has trouble making ends meet, he attempts to make some money by smuggling cocaine out of Venezuela to Europe.
  • Fri 8/4
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The Orchid Hunters

S06, E16  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 2012)
After being captured by revolutionary guerillas while attempting to cross from Panama to Colombia via the notorious Darien Gap, two backpackers realize their only chance of survival is to escape.
  • Fri 8/4
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