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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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aired 366 days ago
The story of 28-year-old Canadian Tabitha Ritchie, whose life took a terrifying turn when she was caught smuggling drugs out of Colombia.
aired 373 days ago
Jim PapRocki flies to Mexico with his brother-in-law on a drug smuggling run; all goes as planned until the plane catches fire during the return trip.
aired 380 days ago
The shocking story of Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, who were kidnapped by Somali pirates.
aired 387 days ago
Martin Garnett is caught smuggling 4.7 kilos of heroin into Bangkok.
aired 394 days ago
Gerfa Lunsmann and her 14 year-old son, Kevin, are on vacation visiting family in the Philippines. They are kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf, a militant terrorist group, and held for ransom. They face a terrifying ordeal in the jungle.
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Two would-be drug smugglers face deadly prison sentences after high-stakes busts.
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In 2012 Simone Blignaut worked for one of Johannesburg's biggest drug dealers.
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A UN peacekeeper escapes war-torn Sierra Leone; two journalists are kidnapped in Somalia.
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Two drug smugglers must face the consequences after getting caught at the airport.
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Matthew VanDyke was captured by Qaddafi's men.

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