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Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through first-hand interviews and re-enactments their experiences of being arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms.

Latest episodes

aired 6 days ago
An American hippie, Eddie Padilla, turns cocaine smuggler to save his relationship and ends up in a Peruvian hell.
aired 57 days ago
A pregnant single mother is apprehended attempting to bring drugs back from Barbados and is sentenced to five years in prison.
aired 57 days ago
During his 11 years in an Indonesian prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish, Chris Parnell attempted escape five times.
aired 127 days ago
Australian teacher Tim Schrader tries to smuggle heroin from Bangkok to the U.S, but is caught with more than a hundred times the amount required to secure a death sentence.
aired 134 days ago
An unsuspecting woman, Zoe McGarry, is given a suitcase full of cocaine and is arrested when attempting to board a plane with it.
aired 169 days ago
After Jake Stanford hitchhikes from Texas to Mexico and starts selling marijuana, a deal goes wrong and he is accused of shooting two policemen.
aired 169 days ago
An Irish plumber, desperate to keep his family afloat, agrees to smuggle cocaine from Venezuela back to Dublin.
aired 169 days ago
Antonio Mendez, the CIA officer portrayed by Ben Affleck in "Argo," along with former hostages give firsthand accounts of the operation to rescue six American diplomats from Iran by having them pose as a movie crew.
aired 169 days ago
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.
aired 169 days ago
Scott Campbell continues the smuggling mission his estranged father started and was arrested for, to Tokyo to raise money to pay for his father's lawyer.
aired 169 days ago
The gangster, Henry Hill, who inspired the classic movie "Goodfellas" shares the story of his rise and fall as a wiseguy in the New York mob.
aired 170 days ago
A man, David Scott, who meets his soul mate in the Philippines comes up against the country's adultery laws and finds himself facing up to 14 years in prison.
aired 170 days ago
After first spending time in prison for refusing, Latif Yahia, an Iraqi soldier, is forced to become a body-double for Saddam Hussein's son Uday.
aired 176 days ago
Mark Greening, a magician in Bali, learns he's going to be a father and turns to smuggling hash inside pellets that he swallows in order to raise money for his new responsibilities.
aired 176 days ago
A man, Dwight Worker, busted for smuggling attempts a daring escape from one of Mexico's most notorious prisons.
aired 176 days ago
Desperate for cash, an American man 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 176 days ago
Thomas Hamill, a civilian truck driver for the U.S. military, is taken hostage by insurgents in war-torn Iraq.
aired 176 days ago
For money to party and to support his daughter, a jobless man, Duane Wollum, smuggles cocaine from Nicaragua into the U.S.
aired 176 days ago
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.
aired 176 days ago
A storm ruins plans to take more than a ton of marijuana back to the U.S., surfers Mike Cooke and Mace Stanley and smuggler Frank Sayre are sent to a Mexican prison; then they tunnel their way out of it.
aired 176 days ago
An unemployed man, Stephen Sutton, is offered $15,000 to transport "gold" from Argentina to Australia.

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