WEST TEXAS TANGO

 

The West Texas Tango gang originated in 1978 at the Ferguson state prison in Midway, Texas. The WT began recruiting Hispanic west Texas offenders from Lubbock, Amarillo and its surrounding areas who refused to join the states established prison gangs. The gang remained unorganized during its primary years but created a gang constitution after merging with the Tango Blast Federation. The WT is currently involved in extortion and drug dealing behind prison walls and is growing rapidly. The gang is not a blood in blood out organization, nor has it yet been classified as a Security Threat Group. The gang tends to be more focused in making money than controlling territory.

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: WT, Puro West, Weso, 432, 
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene and the surrounding west Texas area.
Alliances: Tango Blast
Members: 10,000
Racial make up: Hispanic
Threat: Low

WEST TEXAS TANGO CLASH WITH TRADITIONAL PRISON GANGS
In 1997, the West Texas Tango gang attempted to declare it’s self a prison gang by renaming the gang the “West Texas Carnales”. The idea never flourished after the violent Barrio Azteca prison gang began attacking members of the West Texas Carnales. Out numbered, the West Texas gang abandons the proposal and instead merged with the Tango Blast Federation for protection in 2004.

 

WEST TEXAS GANG POSES A THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFTEY
Law enforcement officials in west Texas have begun monitoring the prison gang and claim that the gang poses a threat to public safety. West Texas Tango members account for about 20 percent of drug trafficking and violent crime arrests through out the west Texas region.

 

WEST TEXAS TANGO CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1978, the West Texas gang is formed in the Texas Department of Corrections. (Gang Intelligence 101)

On June 18, 2006, West Texas prison gang members murder Adrian Ramirez Garza at a West Odessa party. (Associated Press)

On December 2008, ten members of the West Texas Tango gang are arrested in a major cocaine and meth trafficking ring. (U.S. Department of Justice Press Release)

 

 

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.......................

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE - The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980............

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.....................

 

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