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10 Most Dangerous Gangs In The World

There are many dangerous gangs in the world. Crime is a dangerous threat to our society. Gang violence is one of the headache issues all around the world. The world has a number of gangs out there that ignore the law. These gangs involved in all types of illegal activities. Some gang leaders or members are imprisoned in a high-security prison. Here is the list of dangerous gangs in the world.

1Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

tattoo of MS 13
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Mara Salvatrucha (MS), also known as MS-13, is an international criminal gang. It was originated in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980s, which have spread internationally. The MS-13 is one of the most violent gangs in both North and South America. MS-13 is well-known for drug smuggling, theft, contract killing, human trafficking, etc. Many MS-13 members cover themselves in tattoos.

2. Aryan Brotherhood

tattoo of Ab
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The Aryan Brotherhood is mostly a prison gang. They are about 20,000 members in and out of prison in the United States. The gang is involved in organized crime, extortion, drug trafficking, and murder-for-hire. They are one of the most dangerous gangs in the world.

3. 18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang
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18th Street Gang is a ruthless criminal organization. It was started in Los Angeles, California.  It is one of the largest transnational criminal gangs in Los Angeles, with 30,000 to 50,000 of members. They are responsible for drug trafficking, assault, murder and many more. The 18th street gangs are one of the most dangerous gangs in the world.

4. Yakuza

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This Japanese organization is one of the violent gangs all around the world.  Members of the yakuza gang are required to cut all ties with their family to prove their loyalty to their gang boss. It is told that they have more than 100,000 members in the world.  The Yakuza have been involved in drug smuggling, racketeering, arms smuggling, prostitution, and others. Yakuza have a large presence in the Japanese media. Yakuza is the most dangerous gangs in the world.

5. Crips

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Crips gang are from Southern California. Its members wear blue clothes and bandanas. The Crips are rivals towards the Bloods as well as many different street gangs. The Crips primary functions are murders, drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, racketeering, murder, and many more. They have 30,000 to 35,000 members.

6. Bloods

blood gang
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The Bloods are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The rival of the Boods is the Crips gangs. The gangs wear red color. They are responsible for drug trafficking, robbery, murder, burglary, prostitution, theft, extortion, and others. They are one of the most dangerous gangs in the world.

7. Bamboo Union

Bamboo Union
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Bamboo Union is a largest Taiwanese gang. They are a triad based in Taiwan. What makes the United Bamboo even scarier is that they maintain a good relationship with gangs from all over the world. They are responsible for drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, protection racket, contract killing, assault, assassinations, illegal gambling, human trafficking, prostitution, and murder.

8. 14k Triad

14k triad
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Triads are based in Hong Kong but they have expanded worldwide and second largest Triad group in the world. The group involved in crimes such as human trafficking, murder, home invasion, smuggling and much more. It has 20,000 members spread across the planet.

9. Cosa Nostra

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The word “Cosa Nostra’’ is an Italian word which means “our thing’’ in English. It is the Sicilian Mafia, known to collaborate with other international organized crime groups. They are involved in racketeering, settling illegal disputes, and handling and sorting illegal agreements and transactions. According to reports, they have around 25,000 members around the world

10. Latin Kings

Latin King showing his Latin King tattoo
image by Javier Ramirez

Latin Kings is the oldest gang from Chicago. The Latin Kings are the most organized gangs. They are the oldest and largest Hispanic street gang. It has evolved into a major criminal organization. Latin Kings are one of the most dangerous gangs in the world.


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