Locked Up Abroad

What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's like to be locked up abroad.

Tous les épisodes

  • 15.12.2020
    36 MB

    Escape from Argentina - 20

    Lucy Wright has her entire life pulled out from under her when her boyfriend of five years leaves. She turns to cocaine to ease her pain. Addicted, and desperate, she takes a job smuggling cocaine from Argentina to the UK. When things go completely awry, Lucy ends up a fugitive running from the law in Buenos Aires.
  • 08.12.2020
    32 MB

    Son of Saddam - 19

    23-year old Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia is summoned to meet with Saddam Hussein. He’s a near-exact physical match for his son, Uday, who demands Latif become his body double. Latif is given no choice, and trains to walk, talk, and behave exactly like his new master. Latif knows his only chance at survival is a daring escape to freedom in Turkey.Support us by supporting our sponsors! HelloFresh - Go to and use promo code LOCKEDUP80 to get $80 dollars off your first order, plus free shipping.
  • 01.12.2020
    41 MB

    Bangkok Underworld - 18

    Australian teacher Tim Schrader goes to Bangkok to teach English. He loves his job but isn’t making enough to pay for the lifestyle he enjoys. He takes a job smuggling heroin from Bangkok to the U.S, but he’s set up, caught with more than a hundred times the amount that would garner a death sentence in Thailand.Support us by supporting our sponsors! HelloFresh - Go to and use code LOCKEDUP90 to get $90 dollars your first order, plus FREE shipping.
  • 24.11.2020
    36 MB

    Bogota Belly Bust - 17

    Tabitha Richie is juggling her last year of college and being a single mother. She lets loose one night, and tries cocaine. She’s soon addicted and a shadow of her former self. She’s desperate to change, and accepts an offer from friends to stay in Bogota and get clean. She’s soon betrayed by the friends she thought she knew so well.
  • 17.11.2020
    44 MB

    Not Without My Baby - 16

    Susan Haglof and her husband Medhat are desperate to be parents. The agency doesn’t give them any official paperwork but the joys of parenting take over. When Susan wants to take the child, Marko, on a trip to the U.S. to visit her mother, she and Medhat are convicted of human trafficking and thrown in an Egyptian jail.Support us by supporting our sponsors! HelloFresh - Go to and use code LOCKEDUP90 to get $90 dollars off your order, including FREE shipping.
  • 10.11.2020
    41 MB

    Dangerous Liaisons - 15

    Stephen Comiskey takes his dream job as a nurse in Saudi Arabia. He doesn’t realize that, as a gay man, he risks execution if he’s discovered. After eight months, he’s lonely and strikes up a relationship with a British man there. When it ends, he’s dating again. This time he gets involved with a Saudi man, which has serious consequences.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hello Fresh - Visit and use code LOCKEDUP90 for $90 dollars off your order, including free shipping!
  • 03.11.2020
    37 MB

    Cocaine Mule Mom - 14

    Ruthie Lambert was deep in the abyss of a midlife crisis, debt and foreclosure on her home when friends suggest that she can make a quick $10,000 by bringing drugs back from Peru. The appeal of easy money brings her back again and again. After a few successful jobs she decides it’s time to get out, but agrees to one more trip, where her luck finally runs out. HelloFresh - Go to and use code LOCKEDUP80 to get $80 off including free shipping.
  • 27.10.2020
    39 MB

    Backstabbed in Thailand - 13

    Army Veteran Kim Hood soon realizes that her trip to Thailand with her friend, Lisa Taylor, was a coverup for Lisa to smuggle heroin.Sentenced to death in a squalid Thai prison, a betrayed Kim wonders if she will ever see home again.
  • 20.10.2020
    42 MB

    Colombia Ambush - 12

    Mark Wedeven was adopted by an American couple when he was a baby. Upon graduating college he wanted to find his birth family, so he planned a trip to his native Colombia. He and his friends begin their journey through Colombia, ignoring all warnings, which lead to harrowing consequences that Mark can’t help but feel responsible for.
  • 13.10.2020
    35 MB

    The Orchid Hunters - 11

    Two young British backpackers, Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Windor and searching for orchids and adventure when they’re kidnapped by Colombian Guerrillas as they try to cross the notoriously dangerous Darien Gap.
  • 06.10.2020
    41 MB

    Busted and Pregnant - 10

    Zara Whitaker grew up in poverty in South London. When she gets pregnant at 18 she’s desperate for a way to provide for her family. She’s offered a trip to Barbados to smuggle drugs back to the UK. Once there, she finds out she’s pregnant with her second child, but she’s in too deep to get out now.
  • 29.09.2020
    41 MB

    Philippine Terror - 9

    Greg Williams’ life was turned upside down in 1996. Seeking a new start and greater meaning he agreed to go Manilla as a missionary. Soon after arrival he is kidnapped by terrorists with connections to Al Qaeda, and he begins a terrifying journey home.
  • 22.09.2020
    39 MB

    Tokyo Takedown - 8

    Jackie Nichols grew up in Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. While working at a nightclub in LA, she had a chance to work at a club in Japan. A vacation to nearby Nepal turned into a job smuggling hashish back into Tokyo. More jobs followed. Jackie was caught, and her trip back to freedom turned into a profound journey of self-discovery.
  • 15.09.2020
    38 MB

    Buried Alive - 7

    In 2004, 20-year Navy veteran Roy Hallums was working as a contractor in Iraq. A routine trip to the office turned into a fight for his life when 20 armed Iraqi insurgents stormed the compound and took him and his colleagues hostage. He was sealed in an underground room. This is how he survived.
  • 08.09.2020
    43 MB

    Kidnapped in Iraq - 6

    Canadian war correspondent Scott Taylor covered Iraq for many years, frequently crossing paths with Turkish journalist Zeynep Tugrul. They entered dangerous territory, believing their history and contacts would keep them safe. They were captured, and their courage and bond kept them both alive.
  • 01.09.2020
    36 MB

    Mexico Money Machine - 5

    Jeremy Khinoo had a happy life: girlfriend, child, and a good job. When his girlfriend left him out of the blue, he didn’t know where to turn. He joined a friend smuggling steroids over the US border from Mexico, but Jeremy pushed his luck one too many times.
  • 25.08.2020
    41 MB

    Vegas Mobster - 4

    In the 1970s, Chicago Outfit enforcer Frank Cullotta led one of the largest organized crime syndicates in the U.S. In 1978, FBI agent Dennis Arnoldy led the investigation that eventually brought Frank down. In this story, Frank shares secrets from his life in the mob and the jewelry heist that brought it all to an end.
  • 18.08.2020
    39 MB

    My Dad the Smuggler - 3

    Scott Campbell joins his estranged father, Lockie, on a trip through China on the Silk Road, hoping to reconnect. He soon discovers that Lockie intended for Scott to be his partner in taking 20 kilos of illicit drugs into the country. An unexpected turn brings their relationship to a new level in the end.
  • 11.08.2020
    34 MB

    Hasidic King of Coke - 2

    Samuel Leibowitz lived a cloistered life in his religious community until he was lured into the dangerous underworld of drug smuggling. Samuel quickly rises through the ranks and become a major drug kingpin in Brazil. A devastating event throws his world for a loop, but it’s still not enough for him to walk away.
  • 04.08.2020
    40 MB

    Somali Pirate Hostage - 1

    South African couple Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari decided to follow their dreams and sail the world. After a stop in Tanzania and getting robbed of all their money and supplies, they accept an offer from a wealthy businessman that they hope will get them home. What follows is 20 months of imprisonment, and the ultimate test of endurance and their love.
  • 27.07.2020
    1 MB

    New Episodes of Locked Up Abroad

    Season Two of Locked Up Abroad will be available on this feed starting August 4th. You can also hear all of Season Three exclusively on Wondery+ now. Listen to Locked Up Abroad and all your Wondery favorites early and ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App today :
  • 10.06.2020
    45 MB

    Interview with Billy Hayes

    Listen to Locked Up Abroad host Jim Clemente's fascinating conversation with Billy Hayes, bringing you a more in depth look into his experience in Turkey and his escape from prison. We also hear about what Billy has been doing since his return and insights into his life then and now.
  • 10.06.2020
    2 MB

    Introducing Locked Up Abroad

    An audio adaptation of the National Geographic TV series. Hosted by Jim Clemente (host of the true crime podcast Real Crime Profile as well as the CBS documentary on Jon Benet Ramsey).Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2015 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.