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The Gomez Cartel was a Mexican drug cartel based out of Miami's North Beach and South Beach, led by Gaspar Gomez. The Gomez Cartel were created in the 1970s and expanded their interests in the 1980s, taking over North and South Beach in America and Gaspar even bought an expensive penthouse at the La Normande hotel. The cartel was almost destroyed when Tony Montana took over the two Beaches and when Gomez was assassinated in 1984.

However, the remaining members of the gang continued to operate out of the Trailer Park.

Origins[]

Gaspar Gomez was originally a Mexican immigrant who was extremely poor but got involved with the cocaine trade and become wealthy as a result. Gaspar then moved to Miami and became an even richer cocaine businessman, owning the two territories of North and South Beach. Gaspar rivalled the Lopez Cartel, Montana Mafia, Contreras Cartel, and the Diaz Brothers, and built up a large empire in the 1980s. When the Montana Mafia collapsed in 1983, they expanded their business empire over his old turfs and capitalized on his strife.

Drug Wars[]

In 1983, with the resurgence of Antonio Montana, the Gomez Cartel were some of his first targets despite all the power they possessed. Montana attempted to kill Gaspar Gomez because he was digging in on his ally, Coco's drug business at Coconut Grove and take control of the drug prices. Montana headed to La Normande hotel and shot his way through dozens of Gomez enforcers, but Gaspar was not there at the time, as he was on a business trip. After being indirectly called 'gay' and offering no information on Gomez, Montama was in a fit of rage, and pushed his security chief, Ricardo, off of the balcony. Gomez's goons saw this and quickly ran in the hotel to stop Montana. After killing them, Tony left the hotel and stole both; an armoured Brahma van with $50,000 as well as Gaspar's satellite phone, using the phone to coordinate his enforcer's activities against rival gangs. 

Surprisingly, Gaspar doesn't appear again in the story until very later, when South Beach and North Beach turfs are unlocked. Gomez was not involved in the conflict between Montana and the Diaz Brothers and Contreras Cartel, since he did not border the Montana Empire's borders on Little Havana and Downtown. However, he was drawn once again into conflict when Montana encroached upon South Beach after meeting with The Sandman and after taking over all of Downtown in a series of gang nest attacks and killing off Nacho Contreras. The Gomez Cartel were eventually forced out of their strongholds and Gaspar met with Alejandro Sosa, an enemy of Montana's, to discuss the situation in Bolivia, along with George Sheffield, Montana's crooked lawyer, now Sosa's.

Downfall[]

At the meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Gomez was shot dead by Montana after failing to kill him with a submachine gun. Tony single-handedly killed all of Sosa's bodyguards and mortally wounded Gomez, who died trying to crawl away, while Tony taunted the chazzer. His death and the loss of the cartel's territory brought on the end of the gang, at least officially, as unofficially, some members could still be found patrolling the Trailer Park with chainsaws.

Known members[]

  • Leader: Gaspar Gomez
  • Second-in-Command/Underboss: Ricardo
  • Capos: Bob Santana, Arnold
  • Soldiers: Freddy Y., Baby Face, Tiny T, Pedro, Vince, Carlos Delgado

Gang Gallery[]

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