This series tells the stories of people who, through naivety, stupidity or plain bad luck have been caught smuggling drugs or another illegal item they’ve been tricked into carrying through customs. Other adventurers have strayed too far off the beaten track and found themselves hostage to guerrilla forces. Follow these individuals as they find themselves falling deeper into an inescapable downward spiral, from their initial motivation for the trip to their moment of arrest. Their capture, navigation of an incomprehensible legal system, time in incarceration and the traumatic blow the experience has on their relationships with family and friends are all profiled in this eye-opening series.


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  • Banged Up Abroad: Caribbean Coke King
    A friendship that pulled a man out of depression soon leads to a life of crime and a Dominican prison sentence.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Mexican Cartel Hell
    Texan Carlos Quijas is a happy man with a child on the way but in Mexico his life is changed forever when he's falsely imprisoned and tortured.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Thai Meth Bust
    Jimmy turned his life from one of misery into his dream but when he went a step too far, it all came crashing down and he found himself in prison.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Narco Wine Bust
    Champion skier Nick Brewer worked his way through the dark ranks of the Mediterranean underworld but just as he reached kingpin it all crashed down.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Greek Border Bust
    David and Tom start small smuggling marijuana to Hawaii but when they graduate to a grander scheme, things go wrong and they face 20 years in prison.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Bangkok Betrayal
    Offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to dance in Thailand, Latasha Madson has no idea of the nightmare her life is going to become.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Jungle Crash
    When his plane crashed during a US mission over Colombia, Keith Stansell was taken hostage resulting in over five years of torture and isolation.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Panamania
    Out of work, out of money, and addicted, 21 year old Christina Jocko is tempted by a drug running adventure, not realising how much it will cost her.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Indian Hash Bust
    Dissatisfied with life, Australian Mark O’Brien joins an ashram in India not realising this is the start of events leading him to Yawanda Prison.
  • Banged Up Abroad: Peruvian Parent Trap
    A seemingly generous offer of a job in Peru leads two Texan cousins into a life of incarceration, attempted murder and the ultimate family betrayal.



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    Banged Up Abroad

    This series tells the stories of people who, through naivety, stupidity or plain bad luck have...

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