CANIS is a highly structured, profitable, world-wide crime organization. CANIS' reach stretches across every nation in the world. Broken down into regional 'packs', CANIS deals with all forms of crime from pickpocketing to nuclear weapons levels.
Their network allows for members of CANIS to reap large amounts of money in short periods of time, thus drawing many to CANIS' packs without even trying to recruit them. Although organizations such as GUARD, Interpol, Scotland Yard and Interpol know about them, CANIS has been elusive in catching them in the act. It's believed that they have a structure that incorporates spies and informants amongst the world's justice systems, ensuring that CANIS knows if they would be raided or entrapped. The CANIS structure is highly organized, and with leadership changing all the time, the opportunity for pack members to move up in the ranks is also high. At last count, CANIS membership totaled over 10, 000 people world-wide.
Started over 50 years ago, CANIS initially emerged as dealers in stolen merchandise in Europe and has evolved into a world-wide criminal powerhouse. As CANIS started acquiring ships and airplanes to move their stolen goods, they created Proles (youth/street gangs) that would move the merchandise for pennies on the dollar. Most of the Proles eventually moved up in the CANIS ranks, some becoming Legates (Regional/National Pack Leaders). Over time, their expansion interfered with other criminal groups, resulting in armed conflict. Most of the time CANIS won the battles and the wars and absorbed the defeated criminals into their ranks. CANIS eventually reached the capability of corrupting powerful businessmen and women thus building more powerful networks, allowing for grander scales of criminal activity, such as businesses building, storing and/or aiding in shipping of illegal equipment and supplies, all of which earned CANIS and the corrupt businessmen and women a VERY healthy return in money. As the CANIS structure got bigger, CANIS had to resort to regional leadership know as CANIS "Packs".
Recently, CANIS, co-led by Major Canis and Lady Canis, seem to have 'bitten off more than they can chew', as they are more in the spotlight of police and world justice systems, including superheroes, more than ever before. CANIS now requires its own troops, called "Omegas" to provide superhero-level protection to this powerful crime circuit's business ventures.
This is but ONE of hundreds of CANIS warehouses secretly located around the world. These warehouses store thousands of stolen equipment, items, money, precious mentals, etc. Usually has around 2 dozen troopers, alphas, proles and an Omega or two on site.