Locked Up Abroad

Locked Up Abroad

2007 - 2016, Crime, Drama, True Life, Other
Documenting the stories of Britons who have been incarcerated abroad.
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Episode Guide

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Real Argo (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    The Real Argo

    Discover the true story behind the Oscar-winning film `Argo', and Mendez's daring plan to rescue six diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Hunting Mr. Nice (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Hunting Mr. Nice

    A gripping look at how schoolteacher Howard Marks became one of the world's biggest cannabis traffickers and how, eventually, his vast empire began to unravel.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Fast, Furious and Busted (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Fast, Furious and Busted

    Rick Cedar begins stealing radios to support his family, but finds his life and freedom hanging on the line.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Buried Alive (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Buried Alive

    Former American contractor Roy Hallums describes the terrifying 311 days he spent held hostage in Iraq, as well as his dramatic rescue by the US Army's Delta Force.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Vegas Mobster (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Vegas Mobster

    Chicago Outfit enforcer Frank Cullotta speaks out about the notorious deeds of boss Tony Spilotro, his life in the mob and the burglary that led to his capture.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Snakes On a Plane (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Snakes On a Plane

    As investigators closed in, big-time reptile smuggler Tom Crutchfield fled to Belize. However, he soon found himself in a jungle prison renowned for its brutality.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Raving Arizona (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Raving Arizona

    Englishman Shaun was seduced by the money and glamour of drug dealing. However, when a local Mafia boss took offence, his world turned upside down.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Mexican Prison Escape (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Mexican Prison Escape

    After months of torturous tunnelling, two surfers caught up in cannabis smuggling, escaped their Mexican jail.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Busted In Bangkok (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Busted In Bangkok

    Dumped by her lover,a Chicago woman smuggles heroin from Thailand to fund a new life. When caught and sentenced to life at a notorious Bangkok prison, she attempts suicide but fails.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Nightmare in Somalia (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Nightmare in Somalia

    In July 2008, Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan and Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout end up spending over a year in captivity while reporting on the war in Somalia.

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Orchid Hunters (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    The Orchid Hunters

    The shocking story of two British backpackers who were ambushed and held to ransom by a guerilla group while crossing the notoriously dangerous Darien Gap.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Chilean Prison Break (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Chilean Prison Break

    The gripping story of Tom Hanway who fled a Chilean jail with a fellow prisoner, taking a dangerous and fatal escape route across the desert.

  • Locked Up Abroad - My Dad the Smuggler (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    My Dad the Smuggler

    After his father is jailed in China for smuggling cannabis, Scott Campbell risks all, continuing with his dad's unfinished mission in order to pay for his lawyer.

  • Locked Up Abroad - I Am Not a Terrorist (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    I Am Not a Terrorist

    For money to party and to support his daughter, a jobless man, Duane Wollum, smuggles cocaine from Nicaragua into the U.S.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Hasidic King of Coke (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Hasidic King of Coke

    Orthodox Jew Samuel Leibowitz dreamt of making millions as a drug kingpin in Brazil, leading to a terrifying spell in the deadly Carandiru jail.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Colombian Kidnap (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Colombian Kidnap

    Held hostage in Colombia, backpackers Erez Eltawil and Reini Weigel formed a controversial relationship with their kidnappers. Did it help them to survive?

  • Locked Up Abroad - Hippie Mafia (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Hippie Mafia

    Former hash-smuggling hippie Eddie Padilla escapes from one of Peru's most notorious prisons, nicknamed the House of the Devil.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Black Palace of Horrors (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Black Palace of Horrors

    Busted for drug smuggling, life in a Mexico jail becomes a living hell for Dwight Yorker, who winds up dressing as a woman in an audacious bid for freedom.

  • Locked Up Abroad - From Hollywood to Hell (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    From Hollywood to Hell

    The shocking story of actor Erik Aude, who was tricked into smuggling opium. Arrested in Pakistan, many believed he wouldn't survive his seven-year sentence.

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Juggler Smuggler (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    The Juggler Smuggler

    Down on his luck magician Mark Greening resorts to bringing illegal drugs into Japan. However, what looks like easy money turns into five years of forced labor.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Caribbean Nightmare (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Caribbean Nightmare

    After being forced at gunpoint to smuggle drugs, Brits David and Jayne Bladen faced a violent 20 months banged up in Guadeloupe. David emerged crippled.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Dangerous Liaisons (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Revealing how British nurse Stephen Comiskey drew the unwelcome attention of the Saudi religious police after a series of illicit gay affairs.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Dangerous Liaisons (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Revealing how British nurse Stephen Comiskey drew the unwelcome attention of the Saudi religious police after a series of illicit gay affairs.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Escape From Argentina (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Escape From Argentina

    A look at how broke British student Lucy Wright became accused of smuggling cocaine and was forced to flee across South America to escape jail.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Vietnam POW's: McCain & Brace (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Vietnam POW's: McCain & Brace

    The incredible story of how two Vietnam prisoners of war, Sen. John McCain and Ernest Brace, found a way to survive imprisonment.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Cocaine Mule Mom (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Cocaine Mule Mom

    Struggling to pay her mortgage, newly single mom-of-three Ruthie Lambert agreed to smuggle cocaine. However, the much-needed cash came at a terrible price.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Escape From the Gulag (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Escape From the Gulag

    An American is arrested for smuggling heroin in Cold War Moscow and winds up incarcerated in a soviet prison camp, but seizes the opportunity to escape when the power goes out.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Nightmare in Somalia (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Nightmare in Somalia

    Photojournalist Nigel Brennan and reporter Amanda Lindhout are held hostage for 15 months by a criminal gang in Somalia.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Venezuela Hustle (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Venezuela Hustle

    Desperate to keep his family afloat, Paul agrees to smuggle six kilos of cocaine from Venezuela back to Dublin. It turns out to be the worst decision of his life.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Son of Saddam (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Son of Saddam

    The story of an Iraqi soldier who was forced to become a body double for Uday Hussein, Saddam's highly volatile eldest son.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Backstabbed in Thailand (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Backstabbed in Thailand

    A military veteran facing a manslaughter trial, travels to Thailand for a quick holiday. Whilst there, she learns that her travel companion is planning to smuggle heroin back into the US and agrees to help.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Teenage Drug Smuggler (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Teenage Drug Smuggler

    Desperate for a gastric bypass, Vivian Carrasquillo agreed to smuggle drugs for cash. However, meager meals in a tropical jail played no part in her weight-loss plan.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Drug Dealer Revenge (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Drug Dealer Revenge

    Dealers threatened to attack Robert Pringle's family if he didn't smuggle cocaine out of Peru. With no choice he tried, and got seven years in a violent prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Daredevil Drug Runner (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Daredevil Drug Runner

    When his rent doubled, martial arts teacher Chris Chance turned to smuggling hashish and ultimately landed him in a grim and violent prison in Malaga.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Heroin Sting (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Heroin Sting

    A man offered Brigene Young a free trip to Mauritius providing she wore a special pair of shoes. Caught with a kilo of heroin in her heels, she faced 7 years in prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Highway to Hell (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Highway to Hell

    Adventure-seeker Thomas Hamill took a job driving trucks in Iraq, leading to terrifying spell in captivity after being kidnapped by insurgents.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Prisoner of Love (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Prisoner of Love

    The dramatic tale of how Briton David Scott and his Filipino girlfriend Cynthia faced seven years in prison in the Philippines just for falling love.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Saudi Whisky Run (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Saudi Whisky Run

    Gordon Malloch started a lucrative contraband whiskey in prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Real Goodfella (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Real Goodfella

    A dramatic look at how `Goodfella' mobster Henry Hill lost it all by dealing dope, winding up as a jailbird and a mafia snitch with a large price on his head.

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Cocaine Trap (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Cocaine Trap

    An unemployed man, Stephen Sutton, is offered $15,000 to transport "gold" from Argentina to Australia.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Colombia Ambush (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Colombia Ambush

    Young backpacker Mark Wedeven and his companions are ambushed by murderous paramilitaries while crossing from Panama to Colombia overland through the notorious Darién Gap.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Drug Smuggling Shoes (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Drug Smuggling Shoes

    A family vacation on the island of Mauritius becomes a nightmare for a young woman, Brigene Young, who is busted for smuggling drugs in her shoes.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Mexico Money Machine (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    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.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Bangkok Underworld (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Bangkok Underworld

    Caught smuggling 10.5 kilos of heroin, Tim Schrader was sentenced to life in a notorious Thai prison where he became depressed, hooked on drugs and contracted HIV.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Tokyo Takedown (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Tokyo Takedown

    Jackie Nichols' hope for a new life in Japan takes an unexpected turn when she smuggles drugs.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Saddam's Iraq (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Saddam's Iraq

    Two men are captured by Saddam Hussein's secret police force.

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Real Midnight Express (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Real Midnight Express

    Billy Hayes tells his story of being imprisoned in Turkey for drug smuggling.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Party Girl (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Party Girl

    Londoner Clare Matthews spends over five years in one of Asia's largest jails while she awaits trial for smuggling drugs from India to Europe.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Jamaican Getaway (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Jamaican Getaway

    Two women are imprisoned in Kingston's Central Jail after attempting to bring marijuana back to the United States in exchange for a Jamaican vacation and $5,000.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Jamaica (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Jamaica

    Two women are imprisoned in Kingston's Central Jail after attempting to bring marijuana back to the United States in exchange for a Jamaican vacation and $5,000.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Sierra Leone (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Sierra Leone

    A Royal Marine working with the United Nations to disarm rebel forces in Sierra Leone must make a daring jungle escape after his camp is attacked.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Busted and Pregnant (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Busted and Pregnant

    A pregnant single mother is apprehended attempting to bring drugs back from Barbados and sentenced to five years in prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Kidnapped in Iraq (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Kidnapped in Iraq

    While reporting from Iraq, two journalists are kidnapped by insurgents.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Smuggler Makeover (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Smuggler Makeover

    When music-loving hippie Michael Morey learned he and his girlfriend were expecting a baby, he agreed to smuggle cocaine from Ecuador to Europe.

  • Locked Up Abroad - São Paulo Death Trap (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    São Paulo Death Trap

    In 1993, Brendan Cosso was arrested while trying to smuggle cocaine out of Brazil. He ended up in South America's most notorious prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Puerto Vallarta (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Puerto Vallarta

    Jake Libbon, a young Texan, decides to fund a trip to Mexico by selling marijuana to tourists. To make matters worse, after being arrested for selling marijuana, Jake is falsely accused of killing two policemen in Mexico.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Venezuela Blues (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Venezuela Blues

    Blues musician David Evans attempts to make some money by smuggling cocaine out of Venezuela.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Delhi (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Delhi

    A woman's decision to make quick cash by mailing drugs to London from India lands her in Tihar Jail.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Boy Soldiers (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Boy Soldiers

    A Royal Marine working with the United Nations to disarm rebel forces in Sierra Leone must make a daring jungle escape after his camp is attacked.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Betrayed in Ecuador (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Betrayed in Ecuador

    An unsuspecting woman, Zoe McGarry, is given a suitcase full of cocaine and is arrested when attempting to board a plane with it.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Conned in Quito (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Conned in Quito

    Zoe McGarry was accused of trying to smuggle cocaine out of Ecuador and sentenced to 16 years in a Quito jail.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Barbados (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Barbados

    A pregnant single mother is apprehended attempting to bring drugs back from Barbados and is sentenced to five years in prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Iraq (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Iraq

    While traveling with who they believe to be friendly Iraqi forces, two journalists hoping to report on an upcoming battle realize their escorts are actually insurgents.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Hooked in Havana (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Hooked in Havana

    A woman from Philadelphia tries to smuggle a bag of cocaine through Cuba in an attempt to be reunited with her kidnapped daughter.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Cuba (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    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.

  • Locked Up Abroad - South Korea (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    South Korea

    A man and his girlfriend are locked up after trying to smuggle marijuana from the Philippines to South Korea.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Locked Up Abroad (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Locked Up Abroad

    A teenager is caught attempting to smuggle 33 pounds of marijuana out of Mexico and must spend years struggling to survive among hardened criminals in prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Busted in Mexico (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Busted in Mexico

    A teenager caught attempting to smuggle 33 pounds of marijuana out of Mexico spends years struggling to survive in prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Ecuador (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Ecuador

    Daniel Van De Zandrewe gets arrested for trafficking cocaine in Ecuador after one of his accomplices gave his name to police.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Indonesia (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Indonesia

    During his 11 years in an Indonesian prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish, Chris Parnell attempted escape five times.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Busted in Bali (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Busted in Bali

    Chris Parnell spent 11 years in an Indonesian prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Taiwan (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Taiwan

    In 1997, Taiwan's most-wanted criminal breaks into the home of a South African diplomat and holds his family hostage in an attempt to negotiate the release of his imprisoned wife.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Peru (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Peru

    Sarah Jackson dupes her unwitting friend Simon into being her accomplice when she decides to take a job as a drug courier.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Mexico or Bust (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Mexico or Bust

    Jake Stanford is wrongly accused of shooting two policemen during a 1977 drug bust in Mexico.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Pakistan (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Pakistan

    British journalist Amardeep Bassey travels to Afghanistan on assignment, but ends up jailed in Pakistan and accused of being a spy.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Kidnapped in Philippine (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Kidnapped in Philippine

    Missionary Greg Williams escapes after being kidnapped by members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf and tortured for 13 days.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Bangladesh (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Bangladesh

    Lia McCord faced the death penalty in Bangladesh after smuggling heroin to pay for her college tuition.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Caracas (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Caracas

    When struggling blues musician David Evans has trouble making ends meet, he attempts to make some money by smuggling cocaine out of Venezuela to Europe.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Kuwait (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Kuwait

    Amid the chaos of the Iraqi invasion, a 19-year-old man manages to escape from a Kuwaiti prison during the second of his 5-year sentence for drug dealing.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Malaysia (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Malaysia

    Recounting the experience of a South African couple who were taken hostage by Islamist extremists while on holiday in Malaysia.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Hostage to Terror (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Hostage to Terror

    Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh kidnapped Rhys Partridge and Bela Nuss while they were traveling in India.

  • Locked Up Abroad - India (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    India

    While traveling in India, Rhys Partridge gets kidnapped by a terrorist who had been involved in the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Chechnya (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Chechnya

    Camilla and Jon set up a children's center in Chechnya before suffering through kidnapping, torture and rape.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Philippines (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Philippines

    A couple, Martin and Gracia, on an anniversary trip in the Philippines is taken hostage, along with 18 others, by an Islamic extremist group.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Colombia (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Colombia

    Glen Heggstad recounts his experience of being kidnapped by rebels in Colombia, and how they subjected him to constant interrogations.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Uganda (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Uganda

    A safari party's journey of a lifetime turns into a bloodbath when members of the group, including safari guide Mark Ross, are kidnapped by rebels in Uganda.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Peruvian Prison Nightmare (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Peruvian Prison Nightmare

    Two young American women face prison sentences for trying to bring back cocaine in exchange for a luxury vacation in Peru.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Death in the Jungle (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Death in the Jungle

    Safari guide Mark Ross and his tour group are kidnapped by Hutu rebels in Uganda.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Korea (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Korea

    Cullen Thomas is caught mailing hashish to himself from the Philippines to Korea and is imprisoned for three and a half years.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Margarita Island (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Margarita Island

    Two wealthy boat owners convince their yachting coach to reroute to Venezuela on their trip from Crete to the U.K. in order to pick up a large shipment of cocaine.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Mexico (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Mexico

    Two people working little and playing hard for a summer season in Ibiza agree to smuggle some cannabis into Amsterdam when they begin running short on money.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Sydney (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Sydney

    The story of traveller Mark, who got caught up in drug trafficking when he tried to put his life back on track. Agreeing to smuggle a kilo of cocaine from San Francisco to Australia in exchange for $100,000, he was caught during the attempt - little realising the narcotics he had swallowed to transport were slowly killing him

  • Locked Up Abroad - Nepal (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Nepal

    Four friends are sentenced to four years in jail in Nepal for allegedly smuggling gold from Hong Kong.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Venezuela (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Venezuela

    After a chance encounter with a Russian drug lord, two young men agree to smuggle drugs and end up serving 10 years in a Venezuelan prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Thailand (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Thailand

    Sandra met Robert Locke, a British traveler, in Thailand, where he offered her money to smuggle heroin into Japan.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Prison Nightmares (Special)
    Special:

    Prison Nightmares

    A recap of some of the worst prison stays suffered by travelers who found themselves on the wrong side of the law a long way from home.

  • Locked Up Abroad - I Was the Enemy (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    I Was the Enemy

    In 2004, reporters Scott Taylor and Zeynep Tugrul rush to the front line in Iraq, but both are captured by insurgents who are convinced the two are U.S. spies.

  • Locked Up Abroad - We're the Kings (Episode 135)
    Episode 135:

    We're the Kings

    Nightclub promoter Brendan Cosso gets busted in Brazil trying to take a package to Hungary, and serves four years in one of the most violent prisons in South America.

  • Locked Up Abroad - The Cuban Layover (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    The Cuban Layover

    Music producer Roy forces Kahlilah Saleem to smuggle drugs so she can see her daughter again.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Human Shields in Iraq (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Human Shields in Iraq

    Tom Lynch and other contractors tried to escape Kuwait after the Iraqi invasion, but they were caught and taken to a notorious Baghdad prison.

  • Locked Up Abroad - Sold My Soul (Episode 132)
    Episode 132:

    Sold My Soul

    Michael Morey agreed to smuggle cocaine from Ecuador to Europe after learning his girlfriend is pregnant.

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