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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

7/4/15
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
7/4/15
04:00 AM
"Bangkok"  Australian teacher Tim Schrader tries to smuggle heroin from Bangkok to the U.S.  (Repeat) NGC
7/4/15
05:00 AM
"Iraq"  While reporting from Iraq, two journalists are kidnapped by insurgents.  (Repeat) NGC
7/4/15
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
7/4/15
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
7/4/15
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
7/4/15
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
7/4/15
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
7/4/15
05:00 PM
"Colombia"  Colombia's National Liberation Army kidnaps Glen Heggstad, an American on a motorcycle journey through South America.  (Repeat) NGC
7/4/15
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

Premise
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.