The Cacops were an alien race native to the planet Veccacopia. Several decades prior to the Battle of Naboo, Finis Valorum traveled to this planet to mediate the admittance of the Cacops to the Old Republic. Prior attempts to mediate a treaty had failed, because several powerful crime lords were continuing to cause trouble on the planet. Valorum discovered that the Cacops had been hiring stand-ins to serve the sentences that had been handed to them, and that the previous Republic representatives had been unable to tell the Cacops apart. Valorum instituted retinal scanning to ensure the correct individuals were brought to justice, thereby breaking up a large corruption ring.