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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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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.
  • Tue 8/2
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Busted in Bangkok

S06, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 27, 2012)
Angela Carnegie from Chicago makes plans to smuggle heroin from Thailand to bankroll a new life, but is arrested and nearly attempts suicide when she receives a life sentence.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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  • Wed 8/3
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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.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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Malaysia

S02, E10  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 2008)
Monique and Callie Strydom are kindapped by a Muslim militant group while vacationing in Malaysia and held captive for four months.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 162
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I Am Not a Terrorist

S06, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2012)
For money to party and to support his daughter, a jobless man, Duane Wollum, smuggles cocaine from Nicaragua into the U.S.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 162
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jul. 24, 2007)
Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
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Busted in Bangkok

S06, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 27, 2012)
Angela Carnegie from Chicago makes plans to smuggle heroin from Thailand to bankroll a new life, but is arrested and nearly attempts suicide when she receives a life sentence.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 162
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Thailand

S01, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2008)
A woman is locked up for five years after getting caught taking a neighbor up on an offer to smuggle heroin out of the country in exchange for cash and airfare.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 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.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 162
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Colombia

S01, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2007)
Colombia's National Liberation Army kidnaps Glen Heggstad, an American on a motorcycle journey through South America.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
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Venezuela

S01, E02  (First Aired: Aug. 22, 2007)
After a chance encounter with a Russian drug lord, two young men agree to smuggle drugs and end up serving 10 years in a Venezuelan prison.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 162
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Colombia

S01, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2007)
Colombia's National Liberation Army kidnaps Glen Heggstad, an American on a motorcycle journey through South America.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 162
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Venezuela

S01, E02  (First Aired: Aug. 22, 2007)
After a chance encounter with a Russian drug lord, two young men agree to smuggle drugs and end up serving 10 years in a Venezuelan prison.
  • Wed 8/10
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 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 8/10
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 162
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Thailand

S01, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2008)
A woman is locked up for five years after getting caught taking a neighbor up on an offer to smuggle heroin out of the country in exchange for cash and airfare.
  • Wed 8/10
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 162
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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.
  • Wed 8/10
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 162
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Hunting Mr. Nice

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 12, 2013)
Howard Marks becomes one of the world's biggest cannabis smugglers until a DEA Agent tracks him down and sends him to one of America's toughest prisons.
  • Wed 8/10
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 8/10
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