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Locked Up Abroad


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.  (Repeat)

Sat 7/11 4:00 AM  NGC
Duration: 1 hour
Rated: TV-14

03:00 AM
"Brazil"  Four friends are arrested trying to smuggle cocaine out of Brazil and end up in a notorious South American prison where 111 prisoners had been murdered a year earlier.  (Repeat) NGC
04:00 AM
"Bangkok"  Australian teacher Tim Schrader tries to smuggle heroin from Bangkok to the U.S.  (Repeat) NGC
05:00 AM
"Iraq"  While reporting from Iraq, two journalists are kidnapped by insurgents.  (Repeat) NGC
12:00 PM
"Thailand"  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.  (Repeat) NGC
01:00 PM
"Korea"  Cullen Thomas is caught mailing hashish to himself from the Philippines to Korea and is imprisoned for three and a half years.  (Repeat) NGC
02:00 PM
"Mexico"  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.  (Repeat) NGC
03:00 PM
"Betrayed in Ecuador"  An unsuspecting woman, Zoe McGarry, is given a suitcase full of cocaine and is arrested when attempting to board a plane with it.  (Repeat) NGC
04:00 PM
"Jamaica"  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.  (Repeat) NGC
05:00 PM
"Colombia"  Colombia's National Liberation Army kidnaps Glen Heggstad, an American on a motorcycle journey through South America.  (Repeat) NGC
06:00 PM
"Cuzco"  A man, Simon Burke, is in legal limbo in Peru after the woman he was traveling with is caught attempting to smuggle two suitcases of cocaine out of the country.  (Repeat) NGC
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.

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.