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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

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
7/4/15
07:00 PM
"Nepal"  Four friends are sentenced to four years in jail in Nepal for allegedly smuggling gold from Hong Kong.  (Repeat) NGC
7/4/15
08:00 PM
"Peru"  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.  (Repeat) NGC
7/4/15
09:00 PM
"Sierra Leone"  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.  (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.