During a search by Luke Skywalker, Kam Solusar, Leia Organa Solo, and Han Solo to find an ancient Jedi holocron that was owned by the Emperor before his defeat, Han and Leia were captured by Zasm and his men. Shortly after they escaped to Nar Shaddaa where they were then found by Boba Fett.
Han and Leia barely escaped the bounty hunters, and they escaped on the Millennium Falcon. However, a man by the name of Mako Spince had given their location to the awaiting Elites through his Traffic Control spire. As soon as the Millennium Falcon entered space, it was captured by a tractor beam from Zasm Katth's Star Destroyer.
However, Han Solo managed to pilot around the spire, causing the tractor beam to rip through the spire and pull it into the ship. The spire ripped out the engines of the Destroyer, causing it to crash into the planet of Nar Shaddaa.