Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:53 AM
AUSTIN - An annual assessment of threats posed to Texas by gangs has found a different violent group leads the list.
The Texas Gang Threat Assessment reports Tango Blast, estimated at 10,000 members, has displaced the 6,000-member Texas Mexican Mafia atop the threat list.
The Department of Public Safety review for 2012 says Tango Blast is the biggest gang in the Houston area. The gang has a heavy presence in Dallas-Fort Worth, as does the white-supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
The report says Mexican cartels are using Texas gangs to help smuggle drugs, people, weapons and cash across the border and conduct violence on both sides of the border. DPS says Texas gang activity is growing, with more than 100,000 members of more than 2,500 gangs identified throughout the state.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more