Watch To Catch a Smuggler

Fraudulent visas. Narcotics mules. Stolen art. Human trafficking. Illegal citrus. It's all part of a day's work at JFK Airport. Explorer brings you an inside look at the operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents at the busiest international airport in the USA. (Source: National Geographic Channel)

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 27, 2011
Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Denise Toto
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To Catch a Smuggler Full Episode Guide

  • Two CBP officers catch an 18-year-old smuggling cocaine in the lining of his suitcase. Also: An unemployed man from Nigeria raises suspicions while going through immigration; and a woman's undeclared food items attract cockroaches.

  • A father arriving from Peru claims he is unaware of the cocaine found in the lining of leather coats his family was carrying; an officer discovers a package containing a photo album and a half pound of heroin; a radiation detector goes off in the airport.

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers work hard to learn and spot innovative methods of drug concealments in luggage and mail. With about a thousand CBP officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport they have to be efficient in selecting passengers for random searches. Using these tactics, CBP officers narrow down two men arriving from different continents.

  • Illegal pills are found in packages at the JFK International Airport, a passenger smuggling cocaine in his shoes is caught, suspected smugglers from Guyana arrive in New York.

  • Anthony Campos finds hash among express courier shipments.

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