An infamous weapons trafficker, the "Smuggler" (as he is known to his clientele) is a man often approached when in need of a low-cost and untraceable alternative to the legitimate but expensive biometrics and firearms industries. Smuggler is a highly intelligent, curious, and careful individual, being very fond of books and learning and is a staunch supporter of the NSF's political ideals, although somewhat disillusioned by their actions. He is also an avid conspiracy theorist, being described as "whacked-out paranoid" by UNATCO's Alex Jacobson. Having been pursued by law-enforcement officials for many years, Smuggler has become extremely paranoid and cautious, rarely leaving the safety and seclusion of his well fortified base-of-operations. So prudent is Smuggler that almost all of his business is conducted through fake avatars and identities over the Internet, dealing only with his closest and most trusted customers face-to-face. When JC Denton, one of UNATCO's most prized and talented new operatives, decides to confront Smuggler in an attempt to procure information regarding local NSF operations, Smuggler is hardly pleased and initially uncooperative. However, JC, with the rescue of one of Smuggler's closest friends from the clutches of Majestic 12, and various other examples of decency and honesty, manages to earn Smuggler's trust.
After the successful rescue of his friend Ford Schick, Smuggler offers to lower his stock's prices considerably to help accommodate JC's rather restricted budget, and further provides JC with additional information and evidence regarding the Majestic 12 conspiracy. However, after JC's defection, Smuggler becomes a prime target for UNATCO and Majestic 12 forces, due to his contact and interaction with the Denton brothers and the NSF in New York. JC's decisions further into the game eventually decide Smuggler's fate. He is either killed during a raid on his hideout, or will manage to escape the attack if tipped off by JC.