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

 

 
 

Pieter Tritton was the mastermind of a sophisticated drug trafficking operation in which cocaine was absorbed into the groundsheet of tents in Ecuador, brought into the UK by drug mules and extracted in laboratories in Scotland.  He was making millions but the authorities were onto him and in 2005 he was caught with a tent containing 8 kg of cocaine.

Pieter 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, he 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 is 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