Mexico has many gangs, but the Sianola is one of Mexico's largest gangs and drug cartels. It is rated number five on the Forbes list of biggest organized crime groups in the world.
The Sinaloa's main illegal operation is transporting drugs from South America into the United States. It is estimated that the United States spends $100 billion on illegal drugs a year. The Sinaloa is estimated to earn $3 billion a year from this. It is also noted to be a dangerous and violent gang that terrorizes the Mexican population. In February 2014, the leader of the Sinaloa was arrested, but the drug cartel is still active today.Learn More
The West Side Verdugo was a Latino gang in San Bernardino, Calif., that gained national attention during the "Dead Presidents" case of 2000. The gang was once the largest in the city, but it is unclear if it still exists as of 2014.Full Answer >
According to The Oregonian, a vertical slit shaved off the eyebrow is a gang symbol indicating membership. It is sometimes referred to as "carved."Full Answer >
America is home to thousands of street gangs, but the best known include prison gangs like the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia and the Texas Syndicate along with motorcycle gangs like the Mongols, the Hell's Angels and the Bandidos. These gangs conduct a number of criminal enterprises, ranging from racketeering to drug smuggling and violent crime.Full Answer >
Black and red are the colors worn on clothing and used for identification by the Black Disciples, an African-American street gang. The gang is based in Chicago, Ill., and was formed in 1960 by David Barksdale.Full Answer >