The smuggling icon.

Smuggling is a business in the Empire Building feature of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


  • Small-time: $5000
  • Medium Venture: $9900
  • High-roller: $14800

Note: In order to own this type of business, an enemy smuggling business must be successfully attacked and damaged by the player.

Empire Mission

To start the mission enter the premises, approach a gang member and press the R3 button (PS2) or the Up button (PSP). For this business you will have to collect packages that fall from helicopters and get them back to the warehouse where you started the mission, but you have a time limit after you load the packages into a Mule truck. There are two parts in this mission.

Supply and Demand

The first one is called Supply and Demand (not to be confused with Supply & Demand, a mission in GTA Vice City). In this part there is one helicopter, you will have to use a boat to collect fifteen packages that fall from it under a time limit. There are also other gangs that appear at the scene and try to steal the merchandise and kill you. For this and the next part just kill the gangs and collect the packages. Once you have enough land the boat back at the jetty and take the cargo to the warehouse. Be cautious because once you park the boat and get in the Mule you will have a 4-star wanted level. The player will be paid $200 for every package that they deliver. When the player is driving the Mule they will have to be carefull as crashes can cause packages to fall off.

Under the Gun

The second part is called Under the Gun. It is the same as Supply and Demand except there are two helicopters and you will have to collect twenty packages with even more gangs coming at you.


  • Increased income: Complete all six levels.
  • New reputation: Pirate Captain, complete all six levels.
  • New outfit: Smuggler, once you buy a High-roller Smuggling business. Available at every safehouse.

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