No doubt, their group dwells under the strict laws of governments, but whatever they do is straightforward unlawful. They have set their own maxims that are followed at any cost, by every member of the fraternity. Killing, rampaging, threatening and violating the principles of law enforcement agencies are daily activities of these top 10 notorious gangs. Spread globally and working on their own terms, these groups are known as……
10. Primeiro Comando da Capital (Brazil):Founded in 1993 by inmates of Taubate Prison in Sao Paulo, PCC is involved in several criminal activities such as prison breaks, prison riots, drug trafficking, highway robbery and etc. Brazil’s prison system is noted for its severe overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, riots, prisoner-on-prisoner violence, and systematic use of torture and ill treatment. And according to the members of this notorious gang, these conditions make membership in a gang virtually necessary for survival.
9. 18th Street Gang (Los Angeles):The 18th Street Gang was created in the late 1960s in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. They have been described as the most violent and aggressive street gangs in the country. The 18th Street Gang was the first Hispanic gang to break the racial membership barrier. This willingness to step across racial lines allowed rapid and unchecked growth in the gang’s membership, which was largely composed of immigrants and multi-racial youths.
8. Area Boys (Nigeria):Area Boys (also known as Agberos) are loosely organized gangs of street children and teenagers, composed mostly of males (but with a few females), who roam the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. They extort money from passers-by, sell illegal drugs, act as informal security guards, and perform other “odd jobs” in return for compensation. Their favorite hangouts are bus stops, major highways and markets. In broad daylight, they charge tolls on bus drivers, demand bribes from market women wanting to set up stalls for the day, patrol potential car-parking spaces and demand illegal fees from shoppers.
7. Aryan Brotherhood (California):Formed in 1967, this notorious gang is concerned with White-Supremacy and self-protection from Black and Hispanic gangs. The AB has also used the Odinist religion to conduct gang meetings and disguise illicit business practices. Older AB members learned the American Sign Language to communicate covertly.
6. The Bloods (Los Angeles):
Started in Los Angeles as a street gang in the 1960s, this gang spread to Texas prisons in the 1980s. Besides serving the broader purpose of neighborhood protection, The Bloods street gang originally arose as an opposing force to their rivals — The Crips. The Bloods are known to be involved in all forms of criminal activity, but are mostly known for drug sales.
5. Los Zetas (Mexico):Los Zetas is a criminal organization in Mexico dedicated mostly to international illegal drug trade and other organized crime activities. This drug cartel was founded by a group of Mexican Army Special Forces. In many ways, these men innovated paramilitary tactics in use by organized crime today. Many agree that these men raised the bar in the Mexican criminal underworld, forcing Cardenas’ rivals to find former military soldiers of their own, just so they could compete.