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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

7/11/15
03:00 AM
"Cuba"  A man abandons his girlfriend in Panama with 18 pounds of cocaine and tells her she must smuggle drugs if she wants to see her daughter again.  (Repeat) NGC
7/11/15
04:00 AM
"Lima"  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) NGC
7/11/15
05:00 AM
"Kidnapped in the Philippines"  Missionary Greg Williams escapes after being kidnapped by members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf and tortured for 13 days.  (Repeat) NGC
7/18/15
03:00 AM
"Fast, Furious and Busted"  Hot-shot street racer Rick breaks into cars to support his young family but soon he's involved in a criminal gang and the police are on his tail.  (Repeat) NGC
7/18/15
04:00 AM
"Escape From the Gulag"  An American is arrested for smuggling heroin and winds up incarcerated in a soviet prison camp.  (Repeat) NGC
7/18/15
05:00 AM
"Cocaine Mule Mom"  Ruthie Lambert, a terminally ill woman convicted of drug smuggling, flees Peru in an attempt to see her family before she dies.  (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.