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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 Channel
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Buried Alive

S07, E04  (First Aired: May. 1, 2013)
When American contractor Roy Hallums is kidnapped in Iraq, his fate looks sealed; his nearly yearlong ordeal sees him beaten and practically buried alive.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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Bangladesh

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 21, 2008)
Lia McCord from Texas attempts to smuggle heroin from Bangladesh and is imprisoned for life before congressman Bill Richardson intervenes.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Lima

S02, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 2008)
An American innocently thinks he's simply been invited along on a nice trip to Peru with a new female friend until he gets thrown in jail after she gets caught trying to smuggle two suitcases packed with cocaine back to the United States.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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My Dad the Smuggler

S06, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 2, 2012)
Scott Campbell continues the smuggling mission his estranged father started and was arrested for, to Tokyo to raise money to pay for his father's lawyer.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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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 8/31
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
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Mexico

S01, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 2008)
Two people working little and playing hard for a summer season in Ibiza agree to smuggle some cannabis into Amsterdam when they begin running short on money.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
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Drug Dealer Revenge

S05, E08  (First Aired: Jul. 20, 2011)
Addicted to cocaine, incapable of holding a job and desperate for money, Robert Pringle agrees to smuggle cocaine out of Peru.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 162
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Pakistan

S02, E08  (First Aired: Sep. 15, 2008)
British journalist Amardeep Bassey travels to Afghanistan, on assignment, but ends up jailed in Pakistan, accused of being a spy.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 162
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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.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 162
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Peru

S01, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2007)
Two young Americans are promised a luxury holiday in Peru in exchange for bringing back cocaine, but instead find themselves facing six years in prison.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 162
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Hippie Mafia

S07, E07  (First Aired: May. 22, 2013)
An American hippie, Eddie Padilla, turns cocaine smuggler to save his relationship and ends up in a Peruvian hell.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 162
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Fast, Furious and Busted

S07, E09  (First Aired: Jun. 5, 2013)
Hot-shot street racer Rick breaks into cars to support his young family but soon he's involved in a criminal gang and the police are on his tail.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 162
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Indonesia

S03, E06  (First Aired: May. 13, 2009)
During his 11 years in an Indonesian prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish, Chris Parnell attempted escape five times.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 162
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Sydney

S01, E06  (First Aired: Apr. 7, 2008)
In order to start a new life in Taiwan, a couple agree to pick up 200 grams of cocaine in Australia and smuggle it into Hong Kong.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 162
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Jamaica

S03, E13  (First Aired: Aug. 12, 2009)
Two women are imprisoned in Kingston's Central Jail after attempting to bring marijuana back to the U.S. in exchange for Jamaican vacation and $5,000.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 162
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Sierra Leone

S03, E12  (First Aired: Aug. 5, 2009)
A Royal Marine working with the United Nations to disarm rebel forces in Sierra Leone must make a daring jungle escape after his camp is attacked.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 162
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Uganda

S02, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 7, 2008)
A safari party's journey of a lifetime turns into a bloodbath when members of the group, including safari guide Mark Ross, are kidnapped by rebels in Uganda.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 162
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Daredevil Drug Runner

S05, E06  (First Aired: Jul. 6, 2011)
A martial arts instructor, Chris Chance, turns hash smuggler in an effort keep his business afloat, but must reveal his secret life to his wife when he falls into a police ambush.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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Mexican Prison Escape

S07, E06  (First Aired: May. 15, 2013)
A storm ruins plans to take more than a ton of marijuana back to the U.S., surfers Mike Cooke and Mace Stanley and smuggler Frank Sayre are sent to a Mexican prison; then they tunnel their way out of it.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Barbados

S03, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 22, 2009)
A pregnant single mother is apprehended attempting to bring drugs back from Barbados and is sentenced to five years in prison.
  • Thu 9/8
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Korea

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 30, 2008)
Cullen Thomas is caught mailing hashish to himself from the Philippines to Korea and is imprisoned for three and a half years.
  • Thu 9/8
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  • 162
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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.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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Son of Saddam

S06, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 27, 2012)
After first spending time in prison for refusing, Latif Yahia, an Iraqi soldier, is forced to become a body-double for Saddam Hussein's son Uday.
  • Thu 9/8
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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  • Fri 9/9
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