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  • LOCKED UP ABROAD

  • Every Monday @ 11:00pm HKT, 10:00pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

DESCRIPTION

A holiday that ends in any of the world's hardest prison would be any traveller’s worst nightmare.

A holiday in paradise that takes a turn for the worse and ends in a foreign prison cell would be any traveller’s worst nightmare – but for some people, it’s their reality. This series tells the stories of people who, through naivety, stupidity or plain bad luck have been caught smuggling drugs or another illegal item they’ve been tricked into carrying through customs. Other adventurers have strayed too far off the beaten track and found themselves hostage to guerrilla forces. Follow these individuals as they find themselves falling deeper into an inescapable downward spiral, from their initial motivation for the trip to their moment of arrest. Their capture, navigation of an incomprehensible legal system, time in incarceration and the traumatic blow the experience has on their relationships with family and friends are all profiled in this eye-opening series.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Locked Up Abroad: Venezuela Hustle
    When Irish plumber Paul Keanys business falls apart, he's desperate to try and keep his life and family afloat.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Sao Paulo Death Trap
    Brendan Cosso smuggled cocaine out of Brazil and was arrested at Sao Paulo airport. He was sentenced to the most violent prison in South America.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Busted In Bali
    In 1985, Australian businessman Chris Parnell was arrested and accused of smuggling twelve kilos of hashish in Bali...
  • Locked Up Abroad: Teen Smuggler
    Alex Silva is a bored teenager, who is distracted by some wealthy Mexican drug smugglers. He begs to be let in on the action.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Hooked In Havana
    When Kahlilah meets big shot music producer Roy, her life is transformed. However he abandons her in Panama with a bag stuffed with 8kg of cocaine.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Kidnapped In Iraq
    2004: US forces are about to attack Tal Afar in Iraq. Journalists Scott Taylor and Zeynep Tugrul rush to the city to report but they are kidnapped.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Busted And Pregnant
    Zara Whittaker knew she was smuggling drugs but she didn't know she was carrying a baby too.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Conned In Quito
    Tony gave Eva a rucksack, which contained 2.6kg of cocaine inside. Eva was arrested and given a 16-year jail term while Tony was never caught.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Jamaican Getaway
    TK White and her girlfriend are caught and sent to prison, where they end up defending their gay lifestyle to hostile Jamaicans.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Boy Soldiers
    With the UN, Phil Ashby is disarming child soldiers controlled by a rebel warlord but they go on a violent, vengeful rampage against the UN team.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Philippine Terror
    Greg Williams was kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda within days of arriving. His only chance of survival was to escape.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Party Girl
    In 1999, Clare goes to India where she supports her party lifestyle by mailing drugs to Europe. Arested at post office, she awaits trial for years.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Venezuela Blues
    David deceives her girlfriend Julie and carries cocaine to Venezuela. He was caught and arrested. Will they have a chance to get back together?
  • Locked Up Abroad: Mexico Or Bust
    Jake Stanford attempted a deal to supply 2Kg of drugs to an American. A resulting drugs bust would see him witness two policemen shot point blank.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Sierra Leone
    With the UN, Phil Ashby is disarming child soldiers controlled by a rebel warlord but they go on a violent, vengeful rampage against the UN team.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Bangladesh
    To raise money for college, Lia became a heroin smuggler. But her naive plans went horribly wrong as she faced death penalty in Bangladesh.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Death In The Jungle
    Safari guide Mark Ross and his tour group had a perfect day in the jungles of Uganda. It became a nightmare when they were kidnapped by Hutu rebels.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Taiwan
    McGill and his family are living the highlife in Taipei. But the good life is ripped apart by notorious Chinese criminal, Chin Chen......
  • Locked Up Abroad: South Korea
    Cullen's ill conceived plan to smuggle cannabis from the Philippines brought them far more excitement than they'd ever bargained for.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Lima
    Zara Whittaker, from a poverty-ridden housing project in South London, left behind her 8 month old baby, to go to Barbados and smuggle cocaine back.
  • Locked Up Abroad: The Philippines
    When celebrating their anniversary, Gracia and Martin were kidnapped by a Muslim Fundamentalist group renowned for beheading their victims.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Nightmare In Chechnya
  • Locked Up Abroad: Pakistan
    British journalist Amar Bassey disguised himself as a tribesman to write about daily life in Afghanistan. He was accused of spying and was imprisoned.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Ecuador
    Due to the pull of easy money, Daniel endured his accomplice but ended up being betrayed in a snow storm of cocaine.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Hostage To Terror
    Rhys and Bela were travelling independently throughout India but their fates turned horribly wrong when they were kidnapped by Omar Saeed Sheikh.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Peru
    Sarah was in debt so she worked as a drug courier. To make it look like a holiday trip, she brings her friend Simon along and got into deep trouble.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Kuwait
    Scott was having a great time in Kuwait. He started selling drugs,ended up in jail and was trapped in the middle of Saddam's invasion of Kuwait.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Malaysia
    Monique & Callie planned a last holiday before they settled down but were kidnapped by the Abbu Sayyaf terrorist group,knowned for brutal beheadings.
  • Locked Up Abroad: The Real Midnight Express
    Billy tells the real story behind being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Bangkok Underworld
    At age 28, Tim Schrader left Australia to work as a teacher in Bangkok. Tim was offered a chance to make $10,000 by smuggling heroin into the U.S.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Saddam's Iraq
    Two men are captured by the Mukhabarat, and plunged into a brutal world of torture and execution.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Tokyo Takedown
    Jackie Nichols was living the dream, in love with her boyfriend until one day he suddenly died in a car accident……
  • Locked Up Abroad: Colombia Ambush
    Young American backpacker Mark Wedeven wanted the ultimate adventure: crossing from Panama to Colombia overland through the notorious Darién Gap.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Party girl (aka Delhi)
    In 1999, Clare goes to India where she supports her party lifestyle by mailing drugs to Europe. Arrested at the post office, she awaits trial.
  • Locked Up Abroad: The Real Goodfella
    Henry Hill, the inspiration for classic movie Goodfellas, tells the true story of his rise and fall in the New York mob.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Saudi Whisky Run
    Scottish chef Gordon Malloch start a new lifein Saudi Arabia as a catering manager but quickly finds himself a profitable sideline as a bootlegger.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Prisoner of Love
    British man David Scott tells the story of finding his Philipino soulmate while taking risks to be in prison for 14 years .
  • Locked Up Abroad: Mexico Money Machine
    When Jeremy Khinoo loses his girlfriend and daughter, he started the road of taking prescription drugs and using fake cash.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Heroin Sting
    Brigene Young gets busted at customs with a kilo of heroin unless she agrees to take part in an operation to catch the drug traffickers.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Daredevil Drug Runner
    Chris Chance begins smuggling cannabis resin to England, concealing it in a rubber body suit. This will eventually land him in prison.
  • Locked Up Abroad: The Cocaine Trap
    After months of job searching, Stephen believed his luck had changed when a businessman offered him $15,000 to transport "gold".
  • Locked Up Abroad: Drug Dealer Revenge
    Pringle panics, and dumps the drugs by the roadside. The dealer threatens Pringle and the only option is to return to Peru and bring back the drugs.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Teenage Drug Smuggler
    Vivian's prayers are answered when she is offered $20,000 to be a drug mule. It appears easy when she's assured the customs officials have been bribed.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Backstabbed In Thailand
    Kim and Lisa are found to have 14 kilos of drugs stashed in their bags. Sentenced to life in a Thai prison, they wonder if they'll ever see home again.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Smuggler Makeover
    Michael Morey fell in love with a woman he met in Trinidad. He learnedhis girlfriend were expecting a baby, Michael agreed to smuggle cocaine.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Vietnam Pows: McCain ; Brace
    This incredible episode of hit series Locked Up Abroad tells the story of two pilots imprisoned during the Vietnam War.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Vietnam Pows: McCain & Brace
    This incredible episode of hit series Locked Up Abroad tells the story of two pilots imprisoned during the Vietnam War.
    Next Showing:  
    Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 22:00 - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 02:40 - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 07:00 - National Geographic Channel
  • Locked Up Abroad: The Real Argo
    This special episode of the hit series Locked Up Abroad will tell the story behind the Oscar-winning movie Argo.
    Next Showing:  
    Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 22:00 - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Wednesday 12 November 2014 at 02:40 - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 12 November 2014 at 07:00 - National Geographic Channel
  • Locked Up Abroad: Mexican Prison Escape
    In 1972, surfers Mike Cooke, Mace Stanley and their high school buddy are sailing down the west coast of Mexico looking for adventure.
    Next Showing:  
    Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 22:00 - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 02:40 - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 07:00 - National Geographic Channel
  • Locked Up Abroad: Raving Arizona
    Shaun finds himself seduced by the money and glamour of dealing the drug on an industrial scale.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Snakes On A Plane
    Carpet salesman, Tom Crutchfield, fulfills a dream for adventure, world travel and reptiles by becoming one of America's biggest reptile smugglers.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Hippy Mafia
    When Eddie Padilla takes LSD for the first time his life suddenly changes.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Vegas Mobster
    In Las Vegas, mafia associate Frank Cullotta works for the notorious mob boss Tony Spilotro.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Buried Alive
    When contractor Roy Hallums is kidnapped in Iraq his mind fast turns to his family.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Fast, Furious And Busted
    When hot-shot street racer Rick learns that his girlfriend is pregnant, he worries that he doesnt earn enough money to support a family.
  • Locked Up Abroad: Hunting Mr. Nice
    When schoolteacher Howard Marks agrees to help an old friend finish off a drug deal, he has no idea that it will be the start of a new career.
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