The series opens with the story of a single mother who turned to smuggling cocaine out of Peru to raise some much-needed cash. Other cases focus on a student who fled across South America after being accused of smuggling cocaine; and a male nurse left facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia after a string of affairs alerted authorities to his sexual orientation.
The story of single mother-of-three Ruthie Lambert, who turned to drug trafficking to raise much-needed cash for her mortgage payments. She made numerous successful trips smuggling cocaine out of Peru, until she was finally caught and locked up in a tough South Americaqn prison. Ruth discovered she had incurable cancer, and fled the country in a desperate attempy to see her family.