The Escobado Cartel
Consisting mostly of immigrants from Columbia, this Red Court Cartel fled to New York in the early 1980’s as members of the Brotherhood of St. Giles utilized American anti-drug efforts within the Columbian Jungle, to strike at several powerful Red Court families (the most violent being the American bombing of a meeting of several Leading Cartel Families, all Red Court, unbeknownst to the Americans. This ‘tragic Car Bombing’ led to the eventual resignation of the President, National Security Advisor, and Director of Operations of the CIA). The Escobado Cartel resides in the Bronx, just west of the Bronx Zoo. Their home resides on several acres of prime real estate, overlooking the Hudson, and is protected by powerful mundane and magical means.
The Cartel has slowly been growing in power, controlling all of the Narcotics traffic into the Bronx and Brooklyn, and the majority within the rest of the five boroughs. This brings the cartel into conflict quite often with the more mortal, yet powerful criminal elements of the City, including the Genovese and Corleone Families (Mafia), the Romanov Family (Russian Mafia), and the Nakamura Clan (Yakuza) as well as the NYPD, DEA, and the FBI. They are also active participants in the Vampire War with the White Council, and have brought their forces to bear in several conflicts with The Council.