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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

4/4/15
12:00 AM
"Trouble in the Jungle"  A young American backpacker, Mark Wedeven, and his companions are taken hostage by armed guerrilla soldiers while traveling through the jungle in Colombia.  (Repeat) MSNBC
4/4/15
01:00 AM
"Mexico Money Machine"  A man, Jeremy Khinoo, regrets his decision to obtain illegal prescription drugs in Mexico using counterfeit money he made on his computer.  (Repeat) MSNBC
4/4/15
03:00 AM
"Vegas Mobster"  The FBI pulls off a sting operation to capture mobster Frank Cullotta.  (Repeat) NGC
4/4/15
04:00 AM
"The Real Argo"  Antonio Mendez, the CIA officer portrayed by Ben Affleck in "Argo", along with former hostages.  (Repeat) NGC
4/5/15
09:00 PM
"The Real Midnight Express"  Billy Hayes, subject of the 1978 film "Midnight Express," tells the real story of being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison.  (Repeat) MSNBC
4/5/15
10:00 PM
"Backstabbed in Thailand"  A Thailand vacation becomes a nightmare when a woman discovers her friend's plan to smuggle heroin back to the U.S.  (Repeat) MSNBC
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.