The Rodian Junk Cartel was a criminal group of Rodians that operated in the galaxy. Following the destruction of the Death Star, the Galactic Empire levied mandatory tithing against the Rodian Junk Cartel. Shortly before the Iron Blockade, an envoy of Junk Cartel members known as the "heavy defenders" arrived in the Anoat sector, but were unable to leave when the blockade began. During this time, at least one heavy defender joined the crew of a young smuggler.
- Star Wars: Uprising (First appearance)