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  • BORDER SECURITY

  • Friday 25 July 2014 at 7:00PM
  • National Geographic Channel

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NEW Episodes premiere Tuesdays at 9:00pm

Phony tourists here to work, belligerent visitors smuggling contraband, toys packed with heroin, weapons disguised as cell phones: all are just another day at the office for the Canada Border Services Agency.

Every day, twenty thousand passengers request entry into Canada by way of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and many more at land crossings in the Lower Mainland of BC. While most experience the usual uneasiness that comes with passing through immigration and customs, others have more legitimate reasons to feel nervous.

“Every passenger has a ‘story’...it’s our job to dig deeper for the truth.” - Lori Miller, Border Services Officer.

Welcome to Border Security - a revealing look at life on the front lines of national security.  Follow Canadian border services officers as they intercept suspicious characters and contraband from around the world in an effort to keep us safe, and our health, workforce, and ecosystem secure.

Force Four Entertainment has gained exclusive access into the highly classified world of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). In every episode of Border Security, cameras shadow CBSA officers as they interrogate suspicious passengers who may or may not be hiding something.  Passengers react in a variety of unpredictable ways - they lie, argue, play the victim, plead ignorance and even threaten legal action.  But they are no match for the investigative tactics of the CBSA officers.  After all, the law is on their side.

And unfortunately for the passengers being questioned, so is technology. Throughout the episode, officers question, cross-examine, inspect, pat down, swab, search and x-ray suspects and their belongings, chipping away at the holes in their stories.  For viewers, it’s a wild, unpredictable ride as each passenger’s secret is finally revealed.

Border Security is a dynamic documentary series that offers viewers a front row seat to high stakes, bizarre reveals, and comical conflicts that are part of everyday life for border security officers.  

Border Security, a show that will make you think twice the next time you consider hiding anything in your luggage.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Border Security: Border Security - 1001
    A Texan arrives with his hunting gear – and a trailer full of unusual trophies. Suitcases of undeclared food may cost three Chinese students a lot more than they’re worth. An American marijuana user learns too late about Canadian drug laws. A criminal past threatens to keep an Australian tourist from the woman he loves.
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    Monday 11 August 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1001
    A Texan arrives with his hunting gear – and a trailer full of unusual trophies. Suitcases of undeclared food may cost three Chinese students a lot more than they’re worth. An American marijuana user learns too late about Canadian drug laws. A criminal past threatens to keep an Australian tourist from the woman he loves.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1002
    A Dutch woman with a mountain of luggage claims she’s only on a four-day holiday. A parcel from China contains a shocking surprise. A traveller returning from Iran has a lot more cash than he’s declared. A weapon is found in the car of a man on probation for assault. Actor Corey Feldman defends his criminal record.
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    Tuesday 5 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 4:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Monday 11 August 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1002
    A Dutch woman with a mountain of luggage claims she’s only on a four-day holiday. A parcel from China contains a shocking surprise. A traveller returning from Iran has a lot more cash than he’s declared. A weapon is found in the car of a man on probation for assault. Actor Corey Feldman defends his criminal record.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1003
    An angry businessman from China hides the real reason for his hostility. A box of ‘custom’ wedding invitations has the makings of a different kind of party. A nervous English tourist catches the officers’ attention. The detector dog sniffs out a truckload of trouble. Officers process some unusual Mexican migrants. A fake ID and a jar of marijuana disrupt the plans of an American woman.
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    Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1003
    An angry businessman from China hides the real reason for his hostility. A box of ‘custom’ wedding invitations has the makings of a different kind of party. A nervous English tourist catches the officers’ attention. The detector dog sniffs out a truckload of trouble. Officers process some unusual Mexican migrants. A fake ID and a jar of marijuana disrupt the plans of an American woman.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1004
    An American oil rig worker gets drilled on his shady past. A man arrives from Hong Kong with a suitcase full of meat – and something much more dangerous. A British traveller with an expired work permit may not get to visit his girlfriend after all. A package of ‘cookbooks’ contains an unwanted ingredient. Land border CCTV catches a sudden switcheroo, and puts a disqualified driver in the hot seat.
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    Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 4:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1004
    An American oil rig worker gets drilled on his shady past. A man arrives from Hong Kong with a suitcase full of meat – and something much more dangerous. A British traveller with an expired work permit may not get to visit his girlfriend after all. A package of ‘cookbooks’ contains an unwanted ingredient. Land border CCTV catches a sudden switcheroo, and puts a disqualified driver in the hot seat.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1005
    An inebriated snowboarder causes trouble at the airport. Two mail centre packages add up to one deadly surprise. An American woman has a one-way ticket to meet her online boyfriend.
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    Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1005
    An inebriated snowboarder causes trouble at the airport. Two mail centre packages add up to one deadly surprise. An American woman has a one-way ticket to meet her online boyfriend.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1006
    A drill-worker returning home from Japan with a bad temper and a foul mouth goes one step too far with officers. A California woman hides her “medicine” in her child’s stroller.
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    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 4:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1006
    A drill-worker returning home from Japan with a bad temper and a foul mouth goes one step too far with officers. A California woman hides her “medicine” in her child’s stroller.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1007
    A Korean bride-to-be tries to enter Canada as a tourist. The Marine Enforcement Team tackles a massive Japanese freighter with an illegal passenger.
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    Tuesday 5 August 2014 at 12:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 4:30AM - National Geographic Channel

    Thursday 14 August 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1007
    A Korean bride-to-be tries to enter Canada as a tourist. The Marine Enforcement Team tackles a massive Japanese freighter with an illegal passenger.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1008
    An injured American may be too ill to enter Canada. Officers suspect an I.T. consultant is arriving for more than just a holiday. A surfer returns from Southeast Asia with a suspicious souvenir.
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Saturday 9 August 2014 at 4:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Thursday 14 August 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1008
    An injured American may be too ill to enter Canada. Officers suspect an I.T. consultant is arriving for more than just a holiday. A surfer returns from Southeast Asia with a suspicious souvenir.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1009
    The Inland Enforcement Team tracks down an alleged German sex offender. The detector dog proves that what smells in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas; and sniffs out trouble in an unclaimed suitcase from Dubai.
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    Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 12:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 4:30AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 15 August 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1009
    The Inland Enforcement Team tracks down an alleged German sex offender. The detector dog proves that what smells in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas; and sniffs out trouble in an unclaimed suitcase from Dubai.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1010
    A Canadian wanted in Alberta is stopped en route to Ecuador. A parcel of baby food contains a formula for criminal charges.
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    Friday 15 August 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1010
    A Canadian wanted in Alberta is stopped en route to Ecuador. A parcel of baby food contains a formula for criminal charges.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1011
    A Russian dissident’s complicated past raises too many questions. Officers wonder why a Korean tourist would bring his CV and school diplomas on a vacation.
    Next Showing:  
    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 12:30PM - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Friday 8 August 2014 at 4:30AM - National Geographic Channel

  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1011
    A Russian dissident’s complicated past raises too many questions. Officers wonder why a Korean tourist would bring his CV and school diplomas on a vacation.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1012
    The Inland Enforcement Unit tracks a pair of Honduran drug runners illegally in the country. An American tourist seems to have already put down roots in Canada.
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 1 ep. 1012
    The Inland Enforcement Unit tracks a pair of Honduran drug runners illegally in the country. An American tourist seems to have already put down roots in Canada.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 1013
    A young Asian woman with someone else’s bag might be an unsuspecting drug courier. An Indian man’s deception jeopardizes his visa. Two Canadians return from a concert in California with more than just the t-shirt.
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 12:30PM - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Saturday 9 August 2014 at 4:30AM - National Geographic Channel

  • Border Security: Border Security - 2014
    A hostile traveller spits out her true intentions. A California farmer’s choice of crop may make him inadmissible. Red flags are raised when a visitor forgets his cell phone password. Airport officers are on the lookout for traveller with an outstanding warrant. A furry traveller is illuminating. Mail centre officers smell a rat.
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 6:00AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 9:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 8 August 2014 at 6:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2014
    A hostile traveller spits out her true intentions. A California farmer’s choice of crop may make him inadmissible. Red flags are raised when a visitor forgets his cell phone password. Airport officers are on the lookout for traveller with an outstanding warrant. A furry traveller is illuminating. Mail centre officers smell a rat.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2015
    A street performer is caught in an escape act. A cheeky bus passenger answers questions about his mischievous past. Mail centre officers are pumped up over a suspicious water heater. Red flags are raised when an American driver scrambles to his trunk. A German traveller is questioned over his penchant for “Crystal”.
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 8 August 2014 at 6:30AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 9:30AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 8 August 2014 at 6:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2015
    A street performer is caught in an escape act. A cheeky bus passenger answers questions about his mischievous past. Mail centre officers are pumped up over a suspicious water heater. Red flags are raised when an American driver scrambles to his trunk. A German traveller is questioned over his penchant for “Crystal”.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2016
    A distinctive bag has officers seeing double. A photographer misses the big picture. Three strikes and an American trio may be out. Red threads make for red flags in the mail centre. A heavily-modified truck causes concern. Officers ensure every dog has its day.
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    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 4:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 10:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 8 August 2014 at 10:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2016
    A distinctive bag has officers seeing double. A photographer misses the big picture. Three strikes and an American trio may be out. Red threads make for red flags in the mail centre. A heavily-modified truck causes concern. Officers ensure every dog has its day.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2017
    A traveller’s textbooks teach him an unexpected lesson. A tourist hits a snag instead of the slopes. Officers discover a shipment of cosmetics that’s not what it’s made up to be. A family’s idea of a walk in the park involves a loaded arsenal. The Airside team searches deep into a 747. A vagabond wants to climb a freezing mountain– without a coat or a plan.
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    Thursday 24 July 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Thursday 24 July 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 25 July 2014 at 3:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2017
    A traveller’s textbooks teach him an unexpected lesson. A tourist hits a snag instead of the slopes. Officers discover a shipment of cosmetics that’s not what it’s made up to be. A family’s idea of a walk in the park involves a loaded arsenal. The Airside team searches deep into a 747. A vagabond wants to climb a freezing mountain– without a coat or a plan.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2018
    A traveller with a third leg shows officers his party trick. Officers add a new charge to a woman's lengthy rap sheet. A hair-raising package from Malaysia is found. Chocolate bars contain a special ingredient. A traveller’s story is written on his face.
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    Thursday 24 July 2014 at 12:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Thursday 24 July 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 25 July 2014 at 3:30AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2018
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2019
    A bold as brass backpacker has photos of his criminal hobbies. An American band gets caught in a jam. Officers think inside the box for their biggest bust yet. A woman arrives with a hair salon in her luggage. Bags of prohibited groceries give tourists food for thought.
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 12:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 3:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2019
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2020
    Officers confront an American soldier running scared. A British woman’s bag of tricks confuses an officer. A box of skullduggery is intercepted. An American football player may fumble his chance to go pro. An actor fails his audition.
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 12:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 3:30AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2020
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2021
    Hidden compartments in a traveller’s backpack raise red flags. A snowboarder’s vehicle contains gear of a different variety. Unmarked pills are discovered in a student’s luggage. Officers have a wolf by the tail, and he's short of funds. The discovery of a deadly weapon leaves mail centre officers stunned.
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    Monday 28 July 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 2:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 8:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security Season 2 ep. 2021
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2022
    Officers look for a message in a bottle. A lack of papers lands a group of L.A. rappers in the doghouse. A young man gets a sobering wake-up call. An undeclared bag of putrid poultry is just the beginning of a visitor’s violations. A box of "furniture" is much more stimulating.
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    Monday 28 July 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 3:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 10:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2023
    An accidental detour leads two Canadians to a dead end. An ornate frame holds more than just a picture. A man is suspected of money laundering when officers find thousands in undeclared cash. A bus passenger with a past may have his travel plans snatched. An Afghani groom reunites with his Canadian love.
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    Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 3:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 10:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2024
    An American traveller can’t remember his hazy past. Officers discover a visitor’s half-truths make up whole lies. An abandoned bag is found in a restricted area. Bad decisions may keep a rugby player off the pitch. An officer helps a traveller get his ducks in a row.
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    Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 2:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Thursday 14 August 2014 at 2:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2025
    A traveller’s belongings raise repeated alarms. An intercepted heat lamp may be keeping narcotics warm. Officers suspect a traveller may be hiding a handgun. A man’s reasons for studying in Canada may not be academic. An American couple packs heat for a move to Alaska.
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    Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 2:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Thursday 14 August 2014 at 2:30AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2026
    A currency dog sniffs out thousands in undeclared cash. An aspiring actor has trouble keeping track of the plot. Unusual body art may not be what it seems. An officer suspects a Canadian is bringing home some illicit souvenirs. Coffee cans contain a different kind of buzz. Officers arrest a wanted burglar.
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    Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Saturday 16 August 2014 at 11:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Monday 25 August 2014 at 11:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2027
    An American's trip to Alaska may be heading south. Cheap books with high shipping costs raise suspicion. Officers suspect a convicted drug dealer is bringing his business north. A high-risk ship containing weapons is searched. A competitive skateboarder puts a spin on his luggage exam.
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    Thursday 31 July 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Saturday 16 August 2014 at 11:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Monday 25 August 2014 at 11:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2028
    A young woman's Jamaican holiday ends in a cell. A father and son have loads of ammo, but where's the gun? The Vessel Search Unit finds a suspect sailor on a US tug.
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    Thursday 31 July 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Sunday 17 August 2014 at 12:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Saturday 23 August 2014 at 4:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2029
    A young man's lies could keep him from his fiancée. A gold bar and a pile of cash put a traveller on the watch list. A US visitor is shocked to learn about his unusual criminal record. Mail Centre officers find a riveting artwork has hidden value. A gambler shows his cards, but it's not a winning hand.
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 5:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Sunday 17 August 2014 at 12:30AM - National Geographic Channel

    Tuesday 26 August 2014 at 11:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2030
    A last minute booking takes a farm worker down a rough road. Toy trucks arrive loaded with contraband. An outbound Canadian might carry dirty cash. Some medicine is best left at home. A big rig gets a whole-body scan.
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2031
    A visiting worker learns he got some bad advice. A fisherman's pot could get him in hot water. Suspicions about a convicted smuggler uncover a scam. A suitcase full of meat is not the main course in a traveller's smuggling buffet. Two hunters learn canned weapons aren't sporting.
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 5:30PM - National Geographic Channel
    Repeats:  
    Sunday 17 August 2014 at 1:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 11:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2032
    Engineering students carry an unusual experiment. A construction worker's story has no foundation. An American moving to a new home learns he can't get there from here. A traveller blames his mom for a costly baggage surprise. Is one gun enough for an Alaska-bound man? Toy cameras contain contraband, but the smugglers may be waiting to see what develops.
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 6:00AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 9:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 25 July 2014 at 6:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2033
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 6:30AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 9:30AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 25 July 2014 at 6:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2034
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 10:00AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 7:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 25 July 2014 at 11:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2035
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 10:30AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 25 July 2014 at 7:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 25 July 2014 at 11:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2036
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 1 August 2014 at 6:00AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 9:00AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 1 August 2014 at 6:00PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2037
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 6:30AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 9:30AM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 1 August 2014 at 6:30PM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2038
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    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 4:00PM - National Geographic Channel
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    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 10:00PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 1 August 2014 at 10:00AM - National Geographic Channel
  • Border Security: Border Security - 2039
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 10:30AM - National Geographic Channel
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    Friday 1 August 2014 at 7:30PM - National Geographic Channel

    Friday 1 August 2014 at 11:30PM - National Geographic Channel
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