In a poor family in Mexico City, Adriana (Paulina Gaitán) celebrates her 13th birthday, and is happy about the bicycle her 17-year-old brother Jorge (Cesar Ramos) gives her. Their mother suspects Jorge has got the money for the present in a dishonest way, and forbids Adriana to ride it. Indeed, Jorge lures a tourist into a quiet street pretending to bring him to a prostitute, and with two friends rob the man by threatening him with guns. After the tourist complies, the three carry out a mock execution, revealing that the guns are only water guns.
At the same time, Veronica (Alicja Bachleda), a young woman from Poland, arrives at the airport together with a friend, where they are picked up by a group who promised to take them to Los Angeles, but instead she is kidnapped. In the confusion the friend is hit by a car and left behind.
Against her mothers order, Adriana sneaks out to ride her new bike. When she notices a car following her, she tries to get away, but is captured and taken to the place where Veronica, several Latin American women and a little Thai boy are also kept. Veronica is raped by the leader of the gang.
Jorge sees a boy riding the bicycle he has given to Adriana, suspects that he has stolen it, and stops him. The boy says he has found the bike on the street, and shows the place. With her things still on the street this indicates that she was kidnapped. Jorge asks his friends to help him find her, but when an adult adviser tells the boys the kidnappers belong to a powerful globally operating Russian gangster network they refuse. Jorge finds out that the kidnappers "sell" their victims as sex slaves through a connection in New Jersey.
While Jorge asks people if they have seen his sister, he sees her among the other victims as they are hurried into a van by the kidnappers. He robs his friends from their car and uses it to follow the kidnappers. He sees that a Mexican policeman meets the gang to have sex with one of the victims. He manages to follow the van to Juárez, but then loses its track.
Adriana, Veronica and the Thai boy are smuggled into the US, but the group is caught by the US border police. The gang members keep the kidnapped people from telling the police that they were kidnapped by threatening to harm their families. The kidnappers and victims are sent back to Mexico, after which they sneak into the US again.
When Jorge finally finds the house where the victims were kept, they are already gone. A car with US license plates arrives. While the driver Ray (Kevin Kline) looks through the house, Jorge manages to hide in the trunk of the car. This way he illegally passes the border to the USA. Jorge reveals himself and tells about the kidnapping, and Ray, a federal insurance fraud investigator, brings Jorge to a police station to report the kidnapping. However, Jorge, who reluctantly came along, flees, suspicious about police. Ray finds Jorge and decides to help him to rescue his sister, and slowly they become friends. We learn that Ray was in Juárez to search for his extra-marital daughter, who was also taken by the criminals.
Jorge and Ray travel to New Jersey, where the victims are taken to and where an internet auction will be held to sell Adriana to the highest bidder. The Thai boy is drugged by an injection in his neck and delivered to an elderly man who "bought" him. Jorge recognizes the little boy, and Ray frees him and forces the man to tell the password of the internet site of the auction.
Adriana is forced to have oral sex with a customer in a field; the gang members tell the customer that he cannot have intercourse with her, because at the auction she has to be sold as a virgin. At a stop, Adriana and Veronica manage to escape. Veronica sees a policeman and tells Adriana to warn him, while Veronica herself phones her parents in Poland to warn them, but learns that her little son has already been taken by the criminal organization. Adriana fails to warn the policeman, and during the phone call Adriana and Veronica are recaptured by the kidnappers. At another stop, Veronica commits suicide by jumping from a cliff, telling the kidnapper that he will pay for his sins. The kidnapper arrives with Adriana at a house where his female boss keeps more victims. She scolds him for "losing" Veronica.
Ray and Jorge ask the New Jersey police to free Adriana, but they refuse, it does not fit in their strategy against the larger criminal organization the gang is part of. Ray gets consent by phone from his wife to withdraw a large sum of money from their bank account for a purpose not told to her, and, assisted by Jorge, participates in the auction and "buys" the girl for $32,000, to free her. Ray visits the house where she is kept, bringing the money. However, he asks the female boss (Kate del Castillo) where she is from, making her suspicious. Now he has to prove that he is not a cop by having sex with Adriana in a room in the house. He does not do that, of course; instead Adriana on purpose goes in the washroom and comes back with blood on her hand and smears the bedsheet. However, the kidnapper comes in early to check on them, and understands that in spite of the blood on the sheet they have not had sex. Adriana reminds him of what Veronica said before she died, and in his guilty conscience he cooperates and tells his female boss that the raping did take place. When they leave, Jorge arrives and hits the man on the head with a crowbar, and the police, checking on the house after all, arrest the two kidnappers and free several children they find in the house. The money Ray brought is returned to him. He gives it to Jorge, and recommends that he stays out of trouble back in Mexico. Jorge puts the money secretly back into Ray’s car when they say goodbye. Jorge and Adriana are flown to Mexico. Adriana is worried that because she has had oral sex, even though it was forced, she will be rejected by her mother, but the mother is just very happy that she is back. Jorge finds the leader of the kidnappers (Pavel Lychnikoff) and kills him. He is shocked to observe that the man had a little son.
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