The BEST episodes of Banged Up Abroad (2007)

Every episode of Banged Up Abroad (2007) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Banged Up Abroad (2007)!

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.

Last Updated: 1/30/2023Network:National Geographic
Mexican Cartel Hell
1 votes

#1 - Mexican Cartel Hell

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/2/2019

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.

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India/Delhi/Party Girl
4 votes

#2 - India/Delhi/Party Girl

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/19/2009

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.

Narco Wine Bust
1 votes

#3 - Narco Wine Bust

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/6/2019

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.

Mexico Money Machine
32 votes

#4 - Mexico Money Machine

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2011

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.

Cuba/Hooked In Havana
3 votes

#5 - Cuba/Hooked In Havana

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/3/2009

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.

Snakes on a Plane
31 votes

#6 - Snakes on a Plane

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/1/2013

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.

Forbidden Love
34 votes

#7 - Forbidden Love

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2011

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

Heroin Sting
34 votes

#8 - Heroin Sting

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/2011

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.

Saudi Bootlegger
40 votes

#9 - Saudi Bootlegger

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/11/2011

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.

Backstabbed in Thailand
5 votes

#10 - Backstabbed in Thailand

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/6/2011

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.

India: Hostage to Terror
2 votes

#11 - India: Hostage to Terror

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/9/2008

Rhys Partridge and Béla Nuss are kidnapped by British terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh while travelling in India.

Iraq/Kidnapped In Iraq
9 votes

#12 - Iraq/Kidnapped In Iraq

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/15/2009

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

A Belly Full of Coke
3 votes

#13 - A Belly Full of Coke

Season 14 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/4/2021

A troubled young father learns a hard lesson chasing a gangster lifestyle when he is set up as a decoy on a smuggling trip from Peru.

Jamaica/Jamaican Getaway
6 votes

#14 - Jamaica/Jamaican Getaway

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/12/2009

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

5 votes

#15 - Kuwait

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/28/2008

Scott White is arrested in Kuwait for selling hashish, then escapes from jail during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

7 votes

#16 - Malaysia

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/6/2008

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

6 votes

#17 - Ecuador

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/27/2008

Daniel Van De Zandrewe gets arrested for trafficking cocaine in Ecuador after one of his accomplices gave his name to police.

Mexico/Teen Smuggler
6 votes

#18 - Mexico/Teen Smuggler

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/20/2009

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.

Drug Dealer Revenge
8 votes

#19 - Drug Dealer Revenge

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/22/2011

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.

Uganda: Death in the Jungle
5 votes

#20 - Uganda: Death in the Jungle

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/26/2008

Safari guide Mark Ross and his tour group are kidnapped by Hutu rebels in Uganda.

Betrayed In Ecuador
12 votes

#21 - Betrayed In Ecuador

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/29/2009

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

Bangkok Betrayal
4 votes

#22 - Bangkok Betrayal

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/16/2019

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.

Teenage Drug Smuggler
11 votes

#23 - Teenage Drug Smuggler

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/2011

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

7 votes

#24 - Taiwan

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/13/2008

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

Nightmare in Somalia
7 votes

#25 - Nightmare in Somalia

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2012

The terrifying story of photojournalist Nigel Brennan and reporter Amanda Lindhout, who are held hostage for 15 months by a criminal gang in Somalia.

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