Locked Up Abroad

Series

Locked Up Abroad

Travelers who've been locked up in a foreign land share their stories in this documentary series.

Genres

Crime, documentary

Cast

Don Danielson, Paris Jefferson, Kirsty J. Curtis

Rating

Rating not available

Year

2008

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The sixth season opens with the story of Hollywood actor Erik Aude ("Dude, Where's My Car?"), who says he was used as an unwitting drug mule for smuggling opium from Islamabad in February 2002. He details the months he spent in Pakistan's largest prison, reenacting the emotional saga himself.
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Life in a Nepalese prison is detailed by a professional magician who got caught trying to smuggle hashish out of the country.
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A British nursing student gets caught smuggling cocaine from Argentina. Facing 16 to 25 years in prison, she jumps bail and attempts to flee across the border to Brazil.
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Thomas Hamill, an American truck driver taken hostage by Iraqi insurgents on April 9, 2004, recounts the ordeal.
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Dwight Worker details his daring 1975 escape from the notorious Mexican penitentiary Palacio de Lecumberri, where he was serving a six-year sentence for attempting to smuggle 780 grams of cocaine out of Mexico City.
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A desperate mother turns to drug trafficking in an effort to make ends meet, but she gets caught smuggling cocaine out of Peru and finds herself locked up in a tough South American prison. While there, she's diagnosed with incurable cancer and decides to flee the country in hopes of reuniting with her family before she dies.
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The story of a British male nurse who was arrested for being gay in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is considered a capital offense.
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A group of European backpackers are kidnapped by guerrillas during a trek in northern Colombia and held hostage for more than three months.
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A married couple are forced at gunpoint to smuggle liquid cocaine from Guadeloupe to England. They successfully make it through two customs points before getting caught. They then endure almost two years in a harsh Caribbean prison.
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An American woman's attempt to adopt a child from Egypt goes terribly wrong. She's charged with fraud after trying to acquire a birth certificate and a passport for her adopted son.
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Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia describes how he was summoned to Saddam Hussein's palace and forced to become the body double of the dictator's eldest and most notorious son, Uday.
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A young man travels to Pakistan and sets off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with his estranged dad along the historic Silk Road, unaware that his dad is a veteran cannabis smuggler with plans to bring 20 kilos of the drug into China.
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The lure of easy money leads an out-of-work father to smuggle cocaine from Nicaragua into the U.S. After several successful trips, he gets caught by customs agents and is sent to a hostile Nicaraguan prison.
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An Orthodox Jew from London becomes a key player in an international cocaine-smuggling ring based in São Paulo, Brazil. After exporting hundreds of kilos of the drug, his luck runs out and he lands in the notorious Carandiru Penitentiary.
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A California man is arrested during a drug deal in Chile and sentenced to five years in prison. He and a fellow prisoner decide to escape and flee the country on foot, which requires a dangerous journey through the desert.
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Two British backpackers attempt to cross from Panama to Colombia via the notoriously dangerous Darién Gap, but are captured and held hostage by Colombian guerrillas.
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Life inside Venezuela's notorious Los Teques Prison is detailed by an Irish man who was arrested at the Caracas airport for trying to smuggle cocaine back to Dublin.
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Freelance journalists Nigel Brennan and Amanda Lindhout describe how they were kidnapped by a criminal gang while covering the war in Somalia in July 2008, and the subsequent 15 months they were held captive.
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Life in a notorious Bangkok prison is detailed by a woman who received a life sentence for attempting to smuggle heroin out of Thailand.
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In 1976, at the height of the Cold War, an American is caught smuggling heroin from Kuala Lumpur to Russia. He details his incarceration in a Soviet prison camp and his eventual escape during a power outage.
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Travelers who've been locked up in a foreign land share their stories in this documentary series.