Born in Tijuana, things for Nicholas aka Nicky were rough him and his family pushing through tough times at most. With his family being within a cartel things weren't normal, people died and drugs were a habit for business. Santiago family being known for being brutal and violent everyone was expected to be ready and violent themselves. Nicholas grew up around drugs became familiar, partook in them and now has a keen mind of how to sell. Money being the mission or any kind of gain possible really. Nicholas was known for being quiet but manipulative.. but killed 3 in a drive by shooting as well at the age of 16. A few hits with stabbing two on a bus when a deal went south , two felonies in distributing narcotics, definitely acquiring quite the resume over his teenage years.
Grown up and established thing were getting tight for Nicholas, having many enemies new plans were in the work. Family member Emilio currently in the works of establishing with a cartel in South Zagoria sounded discreet and promising. So Nicky hitched a ride and they made there to Chenarus.