The BEST Episodes of Banged Up Abroad (2007)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Terrifying tales of every traveler's worst fear - imprisonment abroad. From gruesome jails to chilling kidnappings, live through the panic, tears and desperation as each dreadful story unfolds.

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Betrayed In Ecuador

#1 - Betrayed In Ecuador

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 29, 2009

An unsuspecting woman, Zoe McGarry, is given a suitcase full of cocaine and is arrested when attempting to board a plane with it.

star 10.00
1 votes
Cuba/Hooked In Havana

#2 - Cuba/Hooked In Havana

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 3, 2009

When Kahlilah met big-shot music producer Roy, she didn't expect that her life would change forever. Just months into their relationship, Roy forced her to smuggle 18 pounds of cocaine.

star 10.00
1 votes
Iraq/Kidnapped In Iraq

#3 - Iraq/Kidnapped In Iraq

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 15, 2009

Journalists Scott Taylor and Zeynep Tugrul are kidnapped by insurgents who accuse them of being American spies.

star 10.00
1 votes
Barbados/Busted And Pregnant

#4 - Barbados/Busted And Pregnant

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 22, 2009

British teen Zara Whittaker is arrested at an airport trying to smuggle cocaine out of Barbados.

star 10.00
1 votes
Sierra Leone/Jungle Siege

#5 - Sierra Leone/Jungle Siege

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 5, 2009

During a U.N. peace mission, a minor incident sparks nationwide fighting, leading Major Phil Ashby to flee his disarmament camp and chance survival in a daring escape through the jungle.

star 10.00
1 votes
Jamaica/Jamaican Getaway

#6 - Jamaica/Jamaican Getaway

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 12, 2009

T.K. White and her girlfriend are sent to Kingston's notorious central prison after attempting to smuggle marijuana.

star 10.00
1 votes
India/Delhi/Party Girl

#7 - India/Delhi/Party Girl

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 19, 2009

Clare Matthews quits her job and travels to India. But when money gets tight, she gambles for a quick payout: sending hash illegally to London via parcel. It works the first time, even the second. But the third time, her luck runs out and she ends up in one of the world's largest jails.

star 10.00
1 votes
Mexican Cartel Hell

#8 - Mexican Cartel Hell

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 2, 2019

In Mexico, Carlos Quijas is falsely imprisoned and tortured for drug smuggling. Inside Mexico's most dangerous prison, he has to get tough to survive.

star 10.00
1 votes
Narco Wine Bust

#9 - Narco Wine Bust

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2019

Champion skier Nick Brewer flees home after life changing accident and works his way to the top of a multi-million dollar cocaine empire in Argentina.

star 10.00
1 votes
Mexico Money Machine

#10 - Mexico Money Machine

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2011

After heading to Mexico with a suitcase of fake money to buy drugs, California bodybuilder Jeremy Khinoo finds himself behind bars and in big trouble.

star 9.94
31 votes
Snakes on a Plane

#11 - Snakes on a Plane

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired May 1, 2013

Tom Crutchfield is a reptile smuggler under investigation during Operation Chameleon. He gets close to being caught in the United States, so he flees to Belize, where he ends up in prison until being deported back to the United States.

star 9.83
29 votes
Forbidden Love

#12 - Forbidden Love

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2011

Briton David Scott tells the story of finding his soulmate in the Philippines, and risking a 14-year prison sentence for adultery.

star 9.62
34 votes
Heroin Sting

#13 - Heroin Sting

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2011

After being caught with a kilo of heroin in Mauritius, Brigene Young faces 45 years in jail unless she can help catch the drug traffickers. Young eventually served 7 years in prison.

star 9.49
35 votes
Saudi Bootlegger

#14 - Saudi Bootlegger

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2011

Scottish chef Gordon Malloch arrives in Saudi Arabia to start a new life as a catering manager, but quickly finds himself a profitable sideline as a bootlegger.

star 9.25
40 votes
Taiwan

#15 - Taiwan

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2008

Taiwan's most-wanted criminal breaks into the house of McGill Alexander, a South African army colonel, and takes Alexander and his family hostage.

star 9.00
4 votes
Backstabbed in Thailand

#16 - Backstabbed in Thailand

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2011

Military veteran Kim Hood faces life behind bars in a squalid Thai prison after being caught smuggling 14 kilos of heroin with a friend, Lisa Taylor.

star 9.00
4 votes
Malaysia

#17 - Malaysia

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 6, 2008

While vacationing in Malaysia, Monique and Callie Strydom are kidnapped by a Muslim militant group and held hostage for four months in the Philippines.

star 9.00
5 votes
Daredevil Drug Runner

#18 - Daredevil Drug Runner

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2011

The tale of Chris Chance, whose daredevil life smuggling cannabis into the U.K. concealed in a rubber body suit leads to a nasty prison sentence at Carabanchel Prison.

star 8.83
6 votes
The Cocaine Trap

#19 - The Cocaine Trap

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2011

Stephen Sutton gets caught up when he is offered $15,000 to transport cocaine disguised as gold, leading to an 11-year prison sentence.

star 8.80
5 votes
Drug Dealer Revenge

#20 - Drug Dealer Revenge

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2011

Company director Robert Pringle is sentenced to seven years in a violent South-American lock-up after being pressured by his dealer to smuggle drugs.

star 8.67
6 votes
Mexico/Teen Smuggler

#21 - Mexico/Teen Smuggler

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 20, 2009

Alex Silva grew up in the ghetto of El Paso Texas. Son to a single mother who didn't care he wasn't going anywhere. A small job at an auto shop got him involved in smuggling drugs from Mexico.

star 8.60
5 votes
Teenage Drug Smuggler

#22 - Teenage Drug Smuggler

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2011

Vivian Carrasquillo faces a crash diet in jail after an attempt to raise funds for gastric bypass surgery by becoming a drug mule backfires.

star 8.58
12 votes
Bogota Belly Bust

#23 - Bogota Belly Bust

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 20, 2016

The story of 28-year-old Canadian Tabitha Ritchie, whose life took a terrifying turn when she was caught smuggling drugs out of Colombia.

star 8.50
4 votes
Bangkok Betrayal

#24 - Bangkok Betrayal

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 16, 2019

Hip hop dancer LaTasha thinks she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime, but opportunity turns to nightmare when she finds herself locked up and pregnant in a Thai jail, having been fooled into smuggling heroin by a man she thought she loved.

star 8.33
3 votes
From Hollywood to Hell

#25 - From Hollywood to Hell

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 25, 2012

When young actor Erik Audé discovers that he was tricked into smuggling opium out of Pakistan, he must fight to stay alive and clear his name.

star 8.33
6 votes