Contreras Cartel

Nacho's Henchmen

Cartel, gang

The Contreras Cartel was a Miami drug cartel that was led by Nacho Contreras from 1960 to 1984. The cartel's uniform color was mainly blue. They had a wide range of drugs, integrating heroin, cocaine, and pot into their specialties. In 1984, the gang ended when Contreras was brutally eating by a shark and the last of his businesses were taken over.


Nacho Contreras was a Mexican immigrant to Miami in the 1950s, and founded his own cartel there. He made a profit through the heroin, cocaine, and marijuana distribution, and became one of the richest men in Miami. Nacho was nicknamed "El Gordo" and the "Chazzer" because of his appearance and greed. He became rival with Frank Lopez, whose cartel had dominance over all of Miami as of 1981, and attended the Babylon Club with other mob bosses, such as Gaspar Gomez, Luis Echevierra, Miguel Echevierra, Alfonso Diaz, Edgar Diaz, and Tony Montana. In 1983, following the shootout at the Montana Mansion, Contreras took over Downtown, while the Diaz Brothers took over Little Havana and Gaspar took over North Beach and South Beach. Nacho revived his empire using slave trade with the Cargo Ship Casino, a ship that transported Cuban and Mexican slaves to Miami. Contreras was doing well until three months after the shootout, Tony came out from hiding from his safehouse, and he took Little Havana from the Diaz Gang. Contreras was the next target, and Montana and his enforcers cleared out Nacho's gang nests, taking over a large percentage of Downtown. Contreras was killed when Montana boarded his cargo ship casino and shot him, as Contreras jumped into the ocean and was eaten by a shark.

His empire did not end, however, until Montana stormed the cargoship on a helicopter and killed the captain of the ship, defused all of the bombs, and gunned down all of Nacho's enforcers on board. He opened the containers and freed the slaves, who took over the ship and headed to Miami, free. Montana finished off Nacho's gang by killing Colosis and exterminating the last nests in Downtown.


  • Ese, Alejandro and Rasta Joe sometimes appear as members of the cartel, mostly during the Downtown turf missions, it is quite possible they were hired as members of the cartel due to the fact Montana has been killing many Contreras cartel members recently, and so Nacho needed more henchmen.