Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons for a Mexican drug cartel. He is using an American associate, who buys the weapons in the United States for him. During one of the weapons purchases, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent Hank Harris attempts to apprehend Arnulfo, but is surprised and knocked out by Arnulfo's American partner, who flees the scene immediately. A panicked Arnulfo restrains the unconscious Hank and loads him into a secret compartment of his SUV, driving over the border into Mexico with him. There, he lets Hank sit on the backseat, still handcuffed, while he drives to his hometown.