Banged Up Abroad

Banged Up Abroad

Season 7 (2013)

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.

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01. Cocaine Mule Mom

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.

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02. Escape from Argentina

How a British student fled across South America to escape from Argentina after being accused of smuggling cocaine.

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03. Dangerous Liaisons

How British nurse Stephen Comiskey was left facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia after a string of affairs alerted authorities to his sexual orientation.

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05. Son of Saddam

The story of Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia, who witnessed terrible atrocities after he was forced to become the body double of Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday.

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09. Colombian Kidnap

The story of backpackers Erez Eltawil and Reini Weigel, who formed a controversial relationship with their kidnappers after being captured in Colombia.

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10. Caribbean Nightmare

How the dream of British couple David and Jayne Bladen, who had travelled to the Caribbean to teach dance, turned into a nightmare when a gang forced them to smuggle liquid cocaine back to the UK.

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