The Exchange (GTA VCS)

For the neighborhood in Grand Theft Auto IV, see The Exchange. For the mission in Grand Theft Auto III, see The Exchange (GTA III).
The Exchange
Ricardo Diaz firing his gun whilst Victor Vance looks on
Ricardo Diaz firing his gun whilst Victor Vance looks on

Ricardo Diaz firing his gun whilst Victor Vance looks on
Game GTA Vice City Stories
For Ricardo Diaz
Location Starfish Island, Vice City
Reward $1,750
Unlocks Farewell to Arms
Unlocked by Steal the Deal

The Exchange is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by Ricardo Diaz from his mansion on Starfish Island, Vice City.


Victor Vance was ordered to steal some of Gonzalez' drugs by Diaz and Diaz has made a deal with the DEA, sending his men to a meeting with the DEA where they'll give them 200 kg's of the cocaine and in return the DEA will give them heavy guns. Victor and a goon drive to the meeting point at the car-park in Downtown but are ambushed by Gonzalez' goons who kill one of the Diaz's gang members on roof tops using Sniper Rifles. Victor then clears out the place and kills all the enemies before the DEA arrive. When the deal is made, Victor drives the truck with the guns to Diaz's mansion while being chased by Gonzalez' men, but he manages to make it.


(Diaz, two of his men and Victor in his mansion.)

Ricardo Diaz: Let me try. Tastes fine. I can't tell. Ah, Vic! Thank you, lord! At last, someone who isn't the missing link.

Victor Vance: Hey, Diaz.

Ricardo Diaz: Let me try. If I wanted to snort milk, I'd go suck a damn cow! Dickhead. Don't cut it so much!

Victor Vance: What are you doing?

Ricardo Diaz: I'm playing both sides. I make a little deal with the DEA. I hand over 200 kilos of that cocaine you and Quentin stole from Gonzalez... In exchange, they gonna give me some serious guns. Not like this toy...

(Diaz fires a pistol bullet.)

Diaz's goon #1: Holy...

Victor Vance: OK...

Ricardo Diaz: [laughs] But first, we cutting the cocaine, so they get 200 kilos, and I keep the rest, comprende? But we gotta get the mix right. Let me try. Perfect... All right, bag it up and load it into the truck for Vic, but leave a little out for me. I gotta unwind...

(Victor and a goon outside.)

Diaz's goon #1: The boss had me come along in case you decided to drive off with his merchandise. Come on, let's get to the deal.

(The duo drive to the meeting point.)

Diaz's goon #2: Just in time, senior. The DEA will be here any minute with our guns.

(One of the goons get shot by a sniper.)

Diaz's goon #3: Look out! Snipers, they're all over! The deals gonna be ruined. It's all Gonzalez' men!

(The deal is exchanged and Victor, goon drive back to Diaz's mansion, being chased.)

Diaz's goon #1: Come on, senior. We've got the guns, but we're not home free yet.


Upon completing the mission the player is rewarded with $1,750 and the mission Farewell to Arms is unlocked.

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