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Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.

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A bartender on vacation is busted with heroin; a dancer is caught smuggling coke.
aired 47 days ago
Desperate for cash, an American agrees to transport cocaine from Ecuador to Europe for $7,000 and gets busted, ending up in one of Ecuador's most notorious prisons.
aired 97 days ago
Australian Mark O'Brien joins an ashram in India after being dissatisfied with life not realizing his actions will lead him to Yawanda Prison.
aired 104 days ago
A woman's offer of work in Peru leads to incarceration, attempted murder and the ultimate betrayal.
aired 111 days ago
While traveling in India, Rhys Partridge gets kidnapped by a terrorist who had been involved in the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl.
aired 132 days ago
After getting divorced and losing his job, Michael begins a new career smuggling cocaine.
aired 155 days ago
Camilla and Jon set up a children's center in Chechnya before suffering through kidnapping, torture and rape.
aired 176 days ago
Sarah Jackson dupes her unwitting friend Simon into being her accomplice when she decides to take a job as a drug courier.
aired 183 days ago
Vietnam prisoners of war John McCain and Ernest Brace; a CIA operative rescues U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, under the guise of filming a science fiction film titled "Argo."
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A man, Jeremy Khinoo, regrets his decision to obtain illegal prescription drugs in Mexico using counterfeit money he made on his computer.
aired 252 days ago
Scott Campbell is busted with pot in China; Duane Wollum is caught in Nicaragua with coke.
aired 259 days ago
Pieter Tritton is caught with coke in Ecuador. Steve Peterson is busted with marijuana.
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Ruthie Lambert is busted with coke from Peru; Susan Haglof is called a kidnapper in Egypt.
aired 266 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.
aired 266 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.
aired 266 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.
aired 266 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.
VOD available
Latif Yahia is forced to serve as a body double for Saddam Hussein's son, Uday; Tom Lynch is caught escaping Iraq.
aired 287 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.
aired 287 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.
aired 287 days ago
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.

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