Banged Up Abroad (2007)

The WORST episodes of Banged Up Abroad (2007)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 5/26/2022Network: National Geographic (UK)
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The Nightmare Factory
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#1 - The Nightmare Factory

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/18/2016

The Mother's Load
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#2 - The Mother's Load

Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/14/2021

In this series we meet American, David, who was on a drug smuggling road trip from Afghanistan to Germany with his friend, Tom, when they were caught on the Turkish/Greek border and imprisoned in Greece.

Indian Hash Bust
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#3 - Indian Hash Bust

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/6/2019

Australian hippie Mark O'Brien is dissatisfied with life. He joins an ashram in India, led by the infamous guru Osho, looking for enlightenment. But when a fellow disciple encourages Mark to join her in a plan to smuggle an exotic form of hash to Amsterdam, it sets off a chain of events that leads him to a very different commune: the notorious Yawanda Central Prison.

Peruvian Parent Trap
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1 votes

#4 - Peruvian Parent Trap

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/13/2019

When cousins Paris and Marlon go to Peru to help out family on a business opportunity, they get more than what they bargained for.

Pakistan
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5 votes

#5 - Pakistan

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/2008

Amardeep Bassey, a British journalist on the way to Afghanistan for an assignment, is accused of being a spy and arrested in Pakistan.

Fast, Furious and Busted
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3 votes

#6 - Fast, Furious and Busted

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/5/2013

19-year-old street racer Rick Cedar is from Spokane, Washington. When he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant, he's overwhelmed. Short on cash, Rick decides to use his knowledge of cars to scam people online into buying engines he'll never send them. His con catches up to him when one buyer comes knocking down his door with threats. To pay him back, Rick decides the only way out is deeper into crime.

Hasidic King of Coke
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6.67
6 votes

#7 - Hasidic King of Coke

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/16/2012

Orthodox Jew Samuel Leibowitz dreams of making millions as a drug kingpin in Brazil, leading to a terrifying term in the deadly Carandiru Penitentiary.

Plane Crash Marijuana
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6.80
5 votes

#8 - Plane Crash Marijuana

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/6/2016

In 1972, 19 year old American Jim Pap Rocki, a college graduate is convinced by his brother-in-law to join him on a drug run to Southern Mexico. All goes to plan until the cargo catches fire and they are forced to crash-land.

My Dad the Smuggler
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7 votes

#9 - My Dad the Smuggler

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/2/2012

Scott Campbell goes travelling in China with his estranged father, only to find out that his dad is a professional smuggler carrying 20 kilos of cannabis.

I Am Not a Terrorist
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9 votes

#10 - I Am Not a Terrorist

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/9/2012

Duane Wollum is about to make some easy money smuggling cocaine, until an airport security check reveals that he is concealing a package.

Buried Alive
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4 votes

#11 - Buried Alive

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/8/2013

Roy Hallums is an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq from 2004 to 2005.

Not Without My Baby
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5 votes

#12 - Not Without My Baby

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/23/2012

When Susan's Haglof's adoption goes wrong, she ends up in an Egyptian jail, facing a charge of human trafficking.

Escape From the Gulag
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3 votes

#13 - Escape From the Gulag

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2012

It's 1976 in Cold War Moscow, and American Jerry Amster finds himself in the worst situation possible: busted for smuggling drugs from Kuala Lumpur to Russia.

Philippines: Fatal Mission
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4 votes

#14 - Philippines: Fatal Mission

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/21/2008

Gracia and Martin Burnham, Christian missionaries in the Philippines, are kidnapped by members of Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim fundamentalist group.

Tokyo Takedown
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7.11
62 votes

#15 - Tokyo Takedown

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2010

After accepting an offer to work as a hostess in Japan, Jackie Nichols meets a charming Israeli drug smuggler and agrees to smuggle hashish with him. She gets away with it four times, but the fifth time, she's not so lucky.

Colombian Kidnap
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7 votes

#16 - Colombian Kidnap

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/13/2012

Erez Eltawil and Reini Weigel are among eight backpackers who are snatched by guerrillas during a trek in remote northern Colombia.

Caribbean Nightmare
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7 votes

#17 - Caribbean Nightmare

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/20/2012

David and Jayne Bladen's dream of a new life overseas turns into a nightmare journey of drug smuggling and violence culminating in 20 months behind bars.

The Real Goodfella
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37 votes

#18 - The Real Goodfella

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2011

Henry Hill--who inspired the movie Goodfellas--relays the true story of his rise and fall as a drug dealing wiseguy in the New York mob.

Venezuela Hustle
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5 votes

#19 - Venezuela Hustle

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/13/2012

Desperate to keep his family afloat, Paul Keany agrees to smuggle six kilos of cocaine from Venezuela back to Dublin, but it turns out to be the worst decision of his life.

Saddam's Iraq
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7.24
34 votes

#20 - Saddam's Iraq

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/7/2010

When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, Tom Lynch and his fellow contractor John White decided to get out of Iraq while they still could, but were captured by Iraqi soldiers and taken to a notorious prison in Baghdad, where they must listen to inmates being tortured to death.

Gadaffi's American Prisoner
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4 votes

#21 - Gadaffi's American Prisoner

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/4/2016

Captured by Gaddafi's men while fighting with rebels in Libya, Baltimore-born Matthew VanDyke spent nearly six months in solitary confinement.

Peru (Krista and Jennifer's Story/Peruvian Prison Nightmare)
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#22 - Peru (Krista and Jennifer's Story/Peruvian Prison Nightmare)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/24/2007

Krista Barnes and Jennifer Davis are two American women arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru.

Costa Rica/Mexico (Scott and Lucy's Story)
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7.29
14 votes

#23 - Costa Rica/Mexico (Scott and Lucy's Story)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2008

Scott Campbell and Lucy Baker are British travellers who were arrested in Mexico trying to sneak cocaine from Costa Rica into Amsterdam.

Korea
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88 votes

#24 - Korea

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/29/2008

Cullen Thomas, working with his girlfriend "Rocket," is arrested trying to smuggle hashish from the Philippines to South Korea.

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Hunting Mr. Nice
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#25 - Hunting Mr. Nice

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/12/2013

When British schoolteacher Howard Marks agrees to help an old friend finish off a drug deal, he has no idea that it will be the start of a new career. Attracted by the easy money and the thrill of being a smuggler, he is soon running a huge transatlantic operation.