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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 5 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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An Australian thinks his luck has changed when a businessman offers him $15,000 to smuggle gold but when it turns out to be cocaine, he must battle illness and hostile inmates in an Argentine prison.
aired 5 days ago
Scott Campbell is busted with pot in China; Duane Wollum is caught in Nicaragua with coke.
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Ruthie Lambert is busted with coke from Peru; Susan Haglof is called a kidnapper in Egypt.
aired 5 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 12 days ago
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.
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Miami mobster Tony Galeota is framed for drug dealing and trafficking in Panama City.
aired 12 days ago
U.S. Naval Officer Lemar Burton tries to survive in one of Colombia's most brutal prisons.
aired 12 days ago
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.
aired 12 days ago
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.
aired 12 days ago
An American innocently thinks he's simply been invited along on a nice trip to Peru with a new female friend until he gets thrown in jail after she gets caught trying to smuggle two suitcases packed with cocaine back to the United States.
aired 12 days ago
Two young American women face prison sentences for trying to bring back cocaine in exchange for a luxury vacation in Peru.
aired 12 days ago
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.
aired 12 days ago
Billy Hayes, subject of the 1978 film "Midnight Express," tells the real story of being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison.
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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.
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Texan Carlos Quijas is a happy family man whose girlfriend, Anna, is expecting their first child, but, in Mexico, his life changes forever when he's falsely imprisoned and tortured for drug smuggling.
aired 12 days ago
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.
aired 12 days ago
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.
aired 19 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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An exotic dancer swaps the club scene of Florida for the dangerous Peruvian cocaine underworld.
aired 19 days ago
A teenager caught attempting to smuggle 33 pounds of marijuana out of Mexico spends years struggling to survive in prison.

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