Locked Up Abroad Ecuador - Breaking Bad In Britain

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Nat Geo, 2017

 

“One of the most compelling, relentlessly riveting series TV has ever provided”
New York Post

 

 
 

Caught in an Ecuador hotel room with 7.8kg of cocaine with a street value of £500,000,  Pieter Tritton from Gloucestershire in England was no mule or dupe. He was the mastermind of a sophisticated cocaine trafficking operation from South America to the UK.  Absorbed into the groundsheet of tents, the cocaine was extracted in laboratories on arrival in the UK.

When Pieter was arrested he faced a 12 year sentence inside Garcia Moreno,  one of the world’s deadliest prisons where gun fights, executions and riots are a part of everyday life. As a Brit banged up abroad, Pieter had to learn how to survive – and fast – because one wrong move would mean death.

Drama shot on location in Ecuador, facilitated by Roberto Aguirre at Urbano Films. 
The prison scenes were filmed in the actual prison where Pieter was held, which has now been abandoned.

Pieter Tritton was played by Jesse Briton and his girlfriend Nicky, who was arrested at the same time, by Alice Bird. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

 

Production Company: Raw TV
Camera: Patrick Smith
Producer: Josh Hyams
Film Editor: Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Series Editor: Jeremy Hall
Executive Producer: Rebecca North
Commissioning Editor: Carolyn Payne
Writer/Director: Barbie MacLaurin

Production Company: Raw TV
Camera: Patrick Smith
Producer: Josh Hyams
Film Editor: Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Series Editor: Jeremy Hall
Executive Producer: Rebecca North
Commissioning Editor: Carolyn Payne
Writer/Director: Barbie MacLaurin