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Forbidden Cargo

Different exciting adventure stories about smuggling different cargo from diamonds to narcotics to cattle.

32 old time radio show recordings
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"Opium Dens"



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Cargo Boat 1954

Forbidden CargoThe series would always start off with the phrase, "By ship, by plane, by road, by human carriers..." would catch the listener's attention from the outset of the program. Every episode was a different adventure of smuggling or transporting, usually in a discrete manner, something from one country to another. Why was it so mysterious? Because the cargo was usually something that was not supposed to leave the country.

Each exciting episode would portray a different item of ill-gotten gain being smuggled out of a country. It did not matter if the contraband was diamonds, narcotics, art...or human...each program had some nefarious entity moving the cargo by whatever means necessary. In the episode, Three Ring Circus, the commodity being removed was diamonds and the story focused on the police attempts to apprehend the criminals that were smuggling these precious jewels.  

Sometimes the smuggling might be done in response to a government action. Suprised CowIn Gastronomic Smuggler, the Italian peasant farmers  were having their livestock destroyed by the local authority,because disease was found in their cattle. Cesare is one of these poor wretches and he, and his wife Gina, are recruited to go to Australia. The tension mounts as he learns how to perform his new "career" and their efforts to escape being apprehended. With their move they try to smuggle some of their surviving animals with them so they have money to start with.

Each week, the listener was held captive by a new adventure and not really knowing whether to root for the smuggler or the law. The story would unfold from a different perspective or potential calamity and the audience would clench their teeth with excited anticipation. Each smuggler portrayed in the program would  invite a jeer or a  hearty "hurrah" from the radio public. No two crimes were ever the same and the end result might not be the expected end. But one thing never smuggled from the listener of Forbidden Cargo...was their attention.

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    32 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 36 min
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      32 shows - total playtime 14 hours 36 minutes
      1. 01 Forbidden Cargo 541011 Burning Fortunes.mp3
      2. 02 Forbidden Cargo 541018 Running Wetbacks.MP3
      3. 03 Forbidden Cargo 541025 Behind the Gold Curtain.mp3
      4. 04 Forbidden Cargo 541101 News Flash.mp3
      5. 05 Forbidden Cargo 541108 Narcotics Intelligence Bureau.MP3
      6. 06 Forbidden Cargo 541115 The Black Book.mp3
      7. 07 Forbidden Cargo 550103 Three Ring Circus.mp3
      8. 08 Forbidden Cargo 550110 Skyscraper Smuggling.mp3
      9. 09 Forbidden Cargo 550117 Japanese Silk.mp3
      10. 10 Forbidden Cargo 550124 A Thousand Nightmares.mp3
      11. 11 Forbidden Cargo 550131 Yellow Madness.MP3
      12. 12 Forbidden Cargo 550207 Opium Dens.MP3
      13. 13 Forbidden Cargo 550228 Narcotics Rat Race.MP3
      14. 14 Forbidden Cargo 550307 Time Flies.MP3
      15. 15 Forbidden Cargo 550425 Gastronomic Smuggler.mp3
      16. 16 Forbidden Cargo 550502 Operation Nicotine.MP3
      17. 17 Forbidden Cargo 550509 Top Secret Labels.MP3
      18. 18 Forbidden Cargo 550516 Horse Dopers.mp3
      19. 19 Forbidden Cargo 550523 Jump the Bodies.mp3
      20. 20 Forbidden Cargo 550530 Dream Canisters.mp3
      21. 21 Forbidden Cargo 550606 The Illegal Sovereign.mp3
      22. 22 Forbidden Cargo 550613 The Brothers of Judas.mp3
      23. 25 Forbidden Cargo 550718 Loligob Tea Parties.mp3
      24. 26 Forbidden Cargo 550725 Black Ice.mp3
      25. 27 Forbidden Cargo 550801 Bodies To Burn.mp3
      26. 28 Forbidden Cargo 550808 Man With the Haunted Eyes.mp3
      27. 29 Forbidden Cargo 550815 High Perfume.mp3
      28. 30 Forbidden Cargo 550822 Salted Sweepstakes.mp3
      29. 31 Forbidden Cargo 550829 Smuggled Bodies.mp3
      30. 32 Forbidden Cargo 550905 The MPCI.mp3
      31. 33 Forbidden Cargo 550912 The Diamond Fence.mp3
      32. 34 Forbidden Cargo 550919 Steel Death.mp3
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    32 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 36 min
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      32 shows - total playtime 14 hours 36 minutes
      1. 01 Forbidden Cargo 541011 Burning Fortunes.mp3
      2. 02 Forbidden Cargo 541018 Running Wetbacks.MP3
      3. 03 Forbidden Cargo 541025 Behind the Gold Curtain.mp3
      4. 04 Forbidden Cargo 541101 News Flash.mp3
      5. 05 Forbidden Cargo 541108 Narcotics Intelligence Bureau.MP3
      6. 06 Forbidden Cargo 541115 The Black Book.mp3
      7. 07 Forbidden Cargo 550103 Three Ring Circus.mp3
      8. 08 Forbidden Cargo 550110 Skyscraper Smuggling.mp3
      9. 09 Forbidden Cargo 550117 Japanese Silk.mp3
      10. 10 Forbidden Cargo 550124 A Thousand Nightmares.mp3
      11. 11 Forbidden Cargo 550131 Yellow Madness.MP3
      12. 12 Forbidden Cargo 550207 Opium Dens.MP3
      13. 13 Forbidden Cargo 550228 Narcotics Rat Race.MP3
      14. 14 Forbidden Cargo 550307 Time Flies.MP3
      15. 15 Forbidden Cargo 550425 Gastronomic Smuggler.mp3
      16. 16 Forbidden Cargo 550502 Operation Nicotine.MP3
      17. 17 Forbidden Cargo 550509 Top Secret Labels.MP3
      18. 18 Forbidden Cargo 550516 Horse Dopers.mp3
      19. 19 Forbidden Cargo 550523 Jump the Bodies.mp3
      20. 20 Forbidden Cargo 550530 Dream Canisters.mp3
      21. 21 Forbidden Cargo 550606 The Illegal Sovereign.mp3
      22. 22 Forbidden Cargo 550613 The Brothers of Judas.mp3
      23. 25 Forbidden Cargo 550718 Loligob Tea Parties.mp3
      24. 26 Forbidden Cargo 550725 Black Ice.mp3
      25. 27 Forbidden Cargo 550801 Bodies To Burn.mp3
      26. 28 Forbidden Cargo 550808 Man With the Haunted Eyes.mp3
      27. 29 Forbidden Cargo 550815 High Perfume.mp3
      28. 30 Forbidden Cargo 550822 Salted Sweepstakes.mp3
      29. 31 Forbidden Cargo 550829 Smuggled Bodies.mp3
      30. 32 Forbidden Cargo 550905 The MPCI.mp3
      31. 33 Forbidden Cargo 550912 The Diamond Fence.mp3
      32. 34 Forbidden Cargo 550919 Steel Death.mp3
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    32 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 36 min

    Disc A001

    1. 01 Forbidden Cargo 541011 Burning Fortunes
    2. 02 Forbidden Cargo 541018 Running Wetbacks

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    Disc A002

    1. 03 Forbidden Cargo 541025 Behind the Gold Curtain
    2. 04 Forbidden Cargo 541101 News Flash

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    Disc A003

    1. 05 Forbidden Cargo 541108 Narcotics Intelligence Bureau
    2. 06 Forbidden Cargo 541115 The Black Book

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    Disc A004

    1. 07 Forbidden Cargo 550103 Three Ring Circus
    2. 08 Forbidden Cargo 550110 Skyscraper Smuggling

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    Disc A005

    1. 09 Forbidden Cargo 550117 Japanese Silk
    2. 10 Forbidden Cargo 550124 A Thousand Nightmares

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    Disc A006

    1. 11 Forbidden Cargo 550131 Yellow Madness
    2. 12 Forbidden Cargo 550207 Opium Dens

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    Disc A007

    1. 13 Forbidden Cargo 550228 Narcotics Rat Race
    2. 14 Forbidden Cargo 550307 Time Flies

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    Disc A008

    1. 15 Forbidden Cargo 550425 Gastronomic Smuggler
    2. 16 Forbidden Cargo 550502 Operation Nicotine

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    Disc A009

    1. 17 Forbidden Cargo 550509 Top Secret Labels
    2. 18 Forbidden Cargo 550516 Horse Dopers

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    Disc A010

    1. 19 Forbidden Cargo 550523 Jump the Bodies
    2. 20 Forbidden Cargo 550530 Dream Canisters

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    Disc A011

    1. 21 Forbidden Cargo 550606 The Illegal Sovereign
    2. 22 Forbidden Cargo 550613 The Brothers of Judas

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    Disc A012

    1. 25 Forbidden Cargo 550718 Loligob Tea Parties
    2. 26 Forbidden Cargo 550725 Black Ice

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    Disc A013

    1. 27 Forbidden Cargo 550801 Bodies To Burn
    2. 28 Forbidden Cargo 550808 Man With the Haunted Eyes

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    Disc A014

    1. 29 Forbidden Cargo 550815 High Perfume
    2. 30 Forbidden Cargo 550822 Salted Sweepstakes

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    Disc A015

    1. 31 Forbidden Cargo 550829 Smuggled Bodies
    2. 32 Forbidden Cargo 550905 The MPCI

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    Disc A016

    1. 33 Forbidden Cargo 550912 The Diamond Fence
    2. 34 Forbidden Cargo 550919 Steel Death

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