Franco eventually graduated from college in the early 1980's, holding a degree in natural science with a chemistry focus. He got a job working for a local high school, where he taught chemistry and physics for many years while at the same time building up a rather unhealthy gambling addiction. After Pinochet was removed from power, Franco decided to go back to Chile to discover his roots. His mother had passed a few years earlier and Franco never really found the US to be a suitable home. Besides, he owed a substantial amount of money to a local gangster due to his habit of betting on the wrong horse. So, Franco simply ran away, leaving a wife and young child to fend for themselves.
While Franco didn't discover what happened to his father, he did manage to find some rather unsavory people. One of those people was Fernando Delgado, a wine maker of small repute and a known drug manufacturer who would often lend money to people in exchange for favors. Upon learning that Franco was a gifted chemist, Delgado told him he'd waive any debts in exchange for his services as a chemist. Franco agreed and found that his new vocation suited his needs very well indeed. He stayed with the Delgados until 2004 when everything was torn down around him. Franco, fearing for his like and suffering from severe PTSD, went into hiding but was brought back a few years later when Fernando Delgado's young nephew Rico, found him and brought him to Colombia. Franco was never quite the same, though.Franco has now been working with Rico Delgado and his partner Andrea Martinez for more than a decade. He has developed several new brands of cocaine for an ever-hungrier market and is considered a full partner in the Delgado Cartel. He still suffers from the occasional lapse into gambling but has managed to turn his focus more and more on running the manufacturing part of the business."
- He keeps a small jar of what is likely nitroglycerin on a string around his neck, presumably in case of a cocaine overdose.