Locked Up Abroad Season 9
S09 E01Apr 16, 2013
Vietnam POWs McCain & Brace Apr 16, 2013 Ernie Brace is a civilian American pilot during the Vietnam War held as a prisoner of war for about eight years in Vietnam, including at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." He communicated with fellow POW John McCain by tapping through the wall and the two never spoke face-to-face until after the war ended. The episode features interviews with both Brace and McCain, who currently serves as a U.S. Senator representing Arizona. This episode was blocked in Vietnam due to what the Vietnamese government called "inaccurate information" about the Viet Cong.
S09 E01Jan 4, 2018
Breaking Bad in Britain Jan 4, 2018 When British Police raid his cocaine lab, drug dealer Pieter Tritton is forced to go on the run; but he can't resist collecting one final shipment from Ecuador. Unaware that British Police have tipped off Ecuador's Narcotics Agents, a local SWAT team catch Pieter red handed with two kilograms of pure cocaine. Sentenced to 12 years, Pieter must find out fast if he's got what it takes to survive in one of the worlds' most violent and corrupt penal systems.
S09 E02Jan 11, 2018
Double Crossed in the Desert Jan 11, 2018 Journalist Phil Cox is investigating allegations of illegally deployed chemical weapons when he's taken hostage.
S09 E02Apr 23, 2013
Raving Arizona Apr 23, 2013 Shaun Attwood moves from England to Arizona to become a stockbroker. However, he gets caught up in drugs, and eventually starts dealing ecstasy. After some intimidation from a mafia boss, he goes back to being a stockbroker, but he gets a visit from the police and ends up serving more than six years in prison.
S09 E03Apr 30, 2013
Snakes on a Plane Apr 30, 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.
S09 E04May 7, 2013
Buried Alive May 7, 2013 Roy Hallums is an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq from 2004 to 2005.
S09 E04Jan 25, 2018
Mexican Border Bust Jan 25, 2018 In 1974 Steve Peterson had fully embraced the laid back counter culture of Southern California, and when the opportunity to smuggle one hundred and twenty kilos of marijuana from Mexico into the US presented itself, he jumped at it. But when the plan was interrupted by Tijuana cops, Steve faced years behind bars in the infamous and deadly La Mesa penitentiary?? unless he can find a way to escape.
S09 E05Feb 1, 2018
Escape from Al Qaeda Feb 1, 2018 On New Year's Eve 2012 after days covering the conflict in Syria, embedded with the rebel Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, rookie American photojournalist Matthew Schrier decides he has ridden his luck for long enough. But on his way back to safety his taxi is forced to a stop by armed militia of the Al Nusra Front - the Syrian Al Qaeda, and he's taken hostage. For seven agonising months Matthew is beaten, tortured and accused of being a CIA spy; but when the opportunity to escape arises he is forced to face his toughest test yet - save himself or stay with his fellow American prisoner.
S09 E05May 14, 2013
The Real Argo May 14, 2013 Five Americans attempt to smuggle more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana to the United States. After they are caught and placed in a Mexican prison, they plot a daring escape, excavating a 20-meter tunnel under the prison walls.
S09 E06Jul 14, 2013
The Real Argo Jul 14, 2013 This episode is the true account of the "Canadian Caper" during the Iran hostage crisis, the story that inspired the movie Argo. American diplomats are rescued in Iran by the Canadian Embassy and the CIA after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
S09 E06Feb 8, 2018
Bad Bromance Feb 8, 2018 U.S. Naval Officer Lemar Burton tries to survive in one of Colombia's most brutal prisons.
S09 E07May 21, 2013
Hippie Mafia May 21, 2013 Eddie Padilla is living the high life in Maui, surfing, partying and drug smuggling to support his cocaine addiction. But a run-in with the Peruvian police on a smuggling trip lands him and two friends in a prison called The House of the Devil. The guards say they expect them to try to escape, but if they don't make it they are killed. Even so, they decide to do whatever it takes to get out. Eddie shares his story of being Locked Up Abroad and the terrifying events that led to his freedom.
S09 E08May 28, 2013
Vegas Mobster May 28, 2013 Frank Cullotta is a mobster in Las Vegas who becomes well known for robberies. He is caught by the FBI thanks to an informant, becomes a witness against the mob and enters witness protection.
S09 E09Jun 4, 2013
Fast, Furious and Busted Jun 4, 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.
S09 E10Jun 11, 2013
Hunting Mr. Nice Jun 11, 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.