NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE

 

The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico, also known as the New Mexico Syndicate, was founded in 1979 by Hispanic inmates in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Detention Center. The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980 soon after the bloody New Mexico State Penitentiary riot in Santa Fe.

 

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: New Mexico sun symbol, SNM, 505
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Albuquerque, New Mexico and surrounding area
Alliances: 18th Street, San Jose and Los Padillas gang
Members: 3,000
Racial make up: Hispanic/ Native American
Threat: Moderate

 

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE GANG STRUCTURE
The organized prison gang operates under a rank “Panel” of Generals who issue out orders to foot soldiers. When members of the SNM are released from prison they are required to tax Rio Rancho and Bernalillo county area drug dealers a percentage of their drug profits. Albuquerque street gangs such as the 18th Street, San Jose and Los Padillas assist the New Mexico Syndicate and are often recruited into the prison gang. Known rivals of the SNM are “Los Carnales” and “Barrio Azteca.”

 

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE DECLARE WAR ON BARRIO AZTECA
The New Mexico Syndicate declared war on the Texas based Barrio Azteca after the Azteca’s took control of the southern New Mexico drug trade. Clashes between both violent prison gangs have been reported in state and federal prisons across the nation.

 

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE DRUG ENTERPRISE
Law enforcement officials are currently cracking down methamphetamines hubs run by both the New Mexico Syndicate and Banditos motorcycle gang. The New Mexico Syndicate control Albuquerque’s heroin and cocaine market and use local street gangs to distribute their drugs.

 

SNM CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS

In 1979, The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico, also known as the New Mexico Syndicate, is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Detention Center.

 

On April 1, 1986, New Mexico Syndicate members murder Los Carnales member Bobby "Barbershop" Garcia and prison guard Louis Jewett. (Trujillo v. Sullivan, 815 F.2d 597 (C.A.10 (N.M.), 1987)

 

In 1998, Los Carnales members strangle a New Mexico Syndicate to death at the old Santa Fe Downtown jail. (Gang Intelligence 101)

 

On July 5, 1998, New Mexico Syndicate member Manuel Benito, 32, murders fellow SNM member Felix Steve "Animal" Martinez in the Bernalillo County Detention Center

 

On Aug. 27, 2000, New Mexico Syndicate member Francisco Villalobos, 32 murders police informant Matthew Cavalier inside Bernalillo County Detention Center. (Associated Press)

 

On December 07, 2004, the New Mexico Syndicate are hammered by police when Gov. Bill Richardson approves a $2 million plan to dismantle New Mexico gangs. (Associated Press)

 


March of 2006 New Mexico Syndicate member Michael Paul Astorga shoots a Bernalillo County deputy. (Associated Press)

 

 

OTHER DANGEROUS HISPANIC PRISON GANGS

BARRIO AZTECA - The Azteca use codes so deciphering gang messages is difficult for gang intelligence.

BORDER BROTHERS - The gang made bitter enemies with the Mara Salvatrucha &other prison gangs..

HPL - HERMANDAD DE PISTOLEROS LATINOS - Translates to "Brotherhood of the Latin Gunman"

INDIAN POSSE - The Indian Posse are involved in cocaine and marijuana dealing, boot legging & murder.

LATIN KINGS - The Latin Kings originated in the streets in Chicago in the 1943...........................................

LOS SOLIDOS - Los Solidos gang was founded in 1990 by ruthless Puerto Rican street thugs .....................

MEXICAN MAFIA - The Mexican Mafia is commonly confused with the Texas based Mexikanemi............

MEXIKANEMI - Texas Mexican Mafia - There is an estimated 17,000 Mexikanemi members....................

MEXICLES - Typical of all prison gangs, the PRM transformed from prey to predator in no time.................

MS-13 - MARA SALVATRUCHA - In 1980, The MS 13 was founded by El Salvadorian criminals...............

MANITOBA WARRIORS - The Manitoba Warriors met its first rival, the Indian Posse prison gang...........

NATIVE SYNDICATE - The NS made immediate enemies with other violent Native American cliques.........

TEXAS SYNDICATE - The Texas Syndicate is one of Texas’s most established prison gangs.......................

NETAS - The gang was responsible for causing over 50 deaths in several Puerto Rico prison riots...............

NORTHERN STRUCTURE - NS consists of united gang members from northern California gangs............

NUESTRA FAMILIA - The bones of La Nuestra Familia (NF) originated in September 1967.......................

PRM - PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO MEXICANO - The gang began recruiting Texas inmates............

RAZA UNIDA - The Raza Unida (RU) is an organized prison gang that originated in 1988.............................

TANGO BLAST - This Texas based prison gang emerged in the Texas prison system in 1990......................

TEXAS CHICANO BROTHERHOOD - Texas prison gangs refused to allow the TCB to recruit.................

TRI CITY BOMBERS - Paroled members of the TCB adopted the highly organized structure.....................

WEST TEXAS TANGO - The WT is currently involved in extortion and drug dealing in prison....................

 

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