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 n.— «Even the gentler smugglers are routinely armed with assault rifles, shotguns or pistols. Firepower serves to intimidate clients who might try to escape. It also defends against so-called bajadores, bandits who kidnap immigrants to collect the ransom for themselves. Kidnap 20 pollos, collect a $1,600 smuggling fee for each one, and you get $32,000.» —“Human trafficking’s profits spur horrors” by Dennis Wagner Arizona Republic (Phoenix) July 23, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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