A recently intercepted SIS intelligence document on The Mantell Syndicate.
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In 57 BTC SIS undercover operatives became aware of a large, widespread criminal operation hiding behind the legitimate front company of Corellian Transports and Exports or 'CTE' (though no concrete evidence to ever connect the the operation to CTE has been uncovered). Over the last 60 years, no less than 20 different operatives have attempted to infiltrate this secret organization without any measurable success. Most were never heard from again.
Relatively little is known of the organization as it seems to have done an excellent job of covering its tracks. However, to-date, it is suspected to be involved in over 947 different infractions of Republic law, most of which surround smuggling operations, but espionage, sabotage, and even assassination have also made the list.
Of the few Republic operatives who returned to report, it was learned that the criminal Syndicate was run by a shadowy figure referred to only as 'The Director' and that while the organization had safe houses at CTE offices all over the galaxy the Director's primary base of operations was located on the planet of Ord Mantell. For this reason, though the cartel claims no specific name for itself, many have come to refer to this group of skilled criminals and mercenaries as 'The Mantell Syndicate'.Key Individuals
THE DIRECTOR: Very little is known of the shadowy leader of the Mantell Syndicate known only as 'The Director' other than it seems to be a title that has been passed on from individual to individual over time. In the 60 years that SIS has been investigating the Syndicate there seem to have been at least two different 'Directors'. While both active directors in this time period were believed to be human and male, there are stories in the organization of Directors that have been female and/or species other than human. Nothing is known of the process used to pass the Director's title and power from individual to individual. It is theorized that the Director's position may have some kind of strict code and/or an apprenticeship program as the style of organizational execution for Directors across the history of the Organization seem to have a high level of continuity.