Airport Security: Colombia

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Airport Security: Colombia

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Monday 22 April at 01.00am

    Narcotourist (Season 2)

  2. Thursday 25 April at 01.00am

    Narcotourist (Season 2)

  3. Tuesday 30 April at 01.00am

    Swallowed Stash (Season 2)

Synopsis

Security officials at El Dorado International Airport, in Bogota, Colombia, continue to foil the most audacious attempts at drug trafficking. On this new season of Airport Alert, they must detect sophisiticated new drug smuggling methods, arrest luggage thieves and detain suspects with international arrest warrants, while also dealing with medical emergencies, document forgery and cases of identity theft. Ranked as one of the 23 best airpots in the world, El Dorado is one of the biggest and most dynamic air terminals in Latin America. The airport serves 25 million passengers and handles 200,000 tons of cargo every year in its 1,100-hectare facility. Things are moving day and night, and appearances can be deceiving. Airport Alert follows agents 24/7 and captures their efforts to ensure the security of passengers and cargo alike.

Episodes

  • Drug Cash Carriers

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    At Rome's Fiumicino Airport, police thwart a group smuggling drug money to Africa. Agents then stop a woman with a suspicious bundle strapped to her body, and a man travelling without a passport.

  • Holy Smuggler

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    Agents stop a student who claims he's here to visit the Vatican, but packages sewn into his shirt suggest otherwise. Later, an Albanian family is caught travelling on fake passports.

  • To Rome With Love

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    Agents question a man who says he is travelling to Rome to meet the woman he loves, but agents find a not-so-romantic surprise in his underwear. Later, a father and son are caught with fake passports.

  • Cocaine Pajamas

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    At Italy’s busiest airport, police seize cocaine soaked in pajamas and hidden in a stuffed animal. Passengers are stopped at immigration.

  • Saints And Sinners

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    Italian Police stop a man trying to smuggle heroin and search a passenger arriving from London. All on the day the Pope arrives at Fiumicino!

  • Drug Dealing DJ

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    At Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, agents put pressure on a DJ and a dancer. Later, two passengers claim to not know one another, but footage from the airport surveillance monitors suggests otherwise.

  • A Special Package

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    At Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, anti-narcotics police detain an Italian gigolo to conduct a thorough body search. Later, security forces jump into action to investigate a potential bomb threat.

  • Hidden Heroin

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    Agents stop a man with cocaine hidden in his suitcase, and a woman carrying items soaked with cocaine. Later, when a passenger tests positive for explosives, officers jump into action.