Locked Up Abroad
Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries.
|"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|
|"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|
|"Vegas Mobster" The FBI pulls off a sting operation to capture mobster Frank Cullotta. (Repeat)||NGC|
|"The Real Argo" Antonio Mendez, the CIA officer portrayed by Ben Affleck in "Argo", along with former hostages. (Repeat)||NGC|
|"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|
|"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|
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.
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Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.