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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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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.
  • Sun 12/4
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 12/5
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 162
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Nepal

S01, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 2007)
Four friends are sentenced to four years in jail in Nepal for allegedly smuggling gold from Hong Kong.
  • Wed 12/7
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 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.
  • Thu 12/8
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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Philippines

S02, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 21, 2008)
A couple, Martin and Gracia, on an anniversary trip in the Philippines is taken hostage, along with 18 others, by an Islamic extremist group.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 162
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Kuwait

S02, E05  (First Aired: Jul. 28, 2008)
Amid the chaos of the Iraqi invasion, a 19-year-old man manages to escape from a Kuwaiti prison during the second of his 5-year sentence for drug dealing.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 162
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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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 162
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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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 162
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Black Palace of Horrors

S06, E05  (First Aired: May. 23, 2012)
A man, Dwight Worker, busted for smuggling attempts a daring escape from one of Mexico's most notorious prisons.
  • Sun 12/11
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 162
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Chechnya

S02, E06  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2008)
A couple in Chechnya to help local children is kidnapped by rebels and held in captivity for 14 months.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 162
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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.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 162
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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.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
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