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  • TO CATCH A SMUGGLER

  • Saturday 5 December 2020 at 11:00PM
  • National Geographic

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124 million people enter the U.S. through our nation's airports each year. It's a nonstop human tidal wave and hid amongst them are an endless stream of contraband and ill intentions. Defending our borders are the vigilant men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, whose agencies make up a three-tiered defense of America's airports. Using every tool available to them, DHS will stop at nothing to catch a smuggler.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • To Catch A Smuggler: Internal Investigation
    HSI investigates a suspicious baggage handler at JFK and uncovers an international criminal organization using airline employees to traffic cocaine into the U.S. New information leads to arrests and seizures across the country, including a takedown right outside the JFK terminal. CBP MIA suspect a passenger is smuggling cocaine in her shoes, and CBP LAX crack down on counterfeit items, seizing fake goods worth an estimated $500,000.
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    Thursday 17 December 2020 at 11:00AM - National Geographic
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Club Drugs And Party People
    CBP MIA finds a package of ecstasy in the mail; HSI conducts a controlled delivery leading to a stakeout and arrest. CBP at LAX monitor travelers arriving for a popular music festival where there is known drug use. CBP JFK searches a passenger with possible connections to known drug dealers. After poking holes through his story, officers decide to take him for an x-ray to find out the truth once and for all.
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Suspicious Suitcase
    MIA CBP target a passenger with frequent trips to Colombia and after further questioning they suspect he could be smuggling narcotics internally. Officers search cargo for narcotics staying one step ahead of the cartel. At JFK, HSI conducts a controlled delivery of ecstasy on Wall Street that was intercepted at the mail facility and at LAX two passengers are questioned about their visits. For one their past drug use comes back to haunt them.
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    Thursday 17 December 2020 at 2:00PM - National Geographic
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Decoys, Diversions And Drug Busts
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Cocaine Crackdown
    JFK CBP question an elderly woman arriving from Peru. They suspect narcotics are cleverly concealed in bottles that she's carrying. At MIA, HSI carries out a daring sting, delivering cocaine that was hidden in a shipment of paintings. And at LAX, a set of unclaimed suitcases arouses suspicions. Officers believe the bags may contain contraband.
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    Monday 21 December 2020 at 2:00PM - National Geographic
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Smuggle Once, Smuggle Twice?
    JFK CBP search a traveler flying from Panama to Hong Kong with no job or money. They suspect he's smuggling drugs through the U.S. MIA CBP found illegal gun parts in the mail headed to Argentina sparking an international investigation. Now HSI travels to Buenos Aires to aid local authorities in a massive country-wide raid on suspected weapons traffickers. "Operation Patagonia Express" becomes the largest weapons seizure in Argentinean history.
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Drugs, Guns And Money
    JFK CBP stops a passenger traveling from Trinidad transporting cans of tropical fruit. But instead of fruit, the inspecting officer discovers a white powdery substance. In the Miami mail facility, CBP finds vials of a suspicious liquid which tests for GBL, a dangerous date rape drug. HSI conducts a controlled delivery hoping to arrest the smuggler. In LAX, CBP questions female passengers who might be victims of sex trafficking and marriage fraud.
  • To Catch A Smuggler: Cocaine Sausages
    MIA CBP target a passenger with frequent trips to Colombia and after further questioning they suspect he could be smuggling narcotics internally. Officers search cargo for narcotics staying one step ahead of the cartel. At JFK, HSI conducts a controlled delivery of ecstasy on Wall Street that was intercepted at the mail facility and at LAX two passengers are questioned about their visits. For one their past drug use comes back to haunt them.
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    Saturday 5 December 2020 at 11:00PM - National Geographic
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