There are rumors, I cannot confirm them, that among the “coyotes” — the human smugglers who are charging thousands of dollars for illegal passage through the southern border of the US — there are one or two slave hunters. These men shepherd their flocks to the border while judging the intelligence and physical ability of their young male followers and just before they cross, they manage to tranquilize the studly, dumb young men and keep them like cargo. They then box up their cargo and ship them even further into the US, to strategic locations where sex slaves are processed, trained and sold.
I heard that was young Rico’s origin, brought in from Guatemala, but shot by the “coyote” with a ketamine animal tranquilizer, bound and gagged, and crated for a truck trip to Dallas where one of my special scouts got a look at him and knew I would be interested. He arrived looking quite delectable, exhausted and hopeless. His machismo had nearly been beaten out of him, but his training was quite entertaining. He had hoped to find a new life… and boy, did he ever.