The most dangerous gangs in Texas

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Updated 7:13 am, Thursday, June 1, 2017

When it comes to gangs in Texas, Tango Blast, Latin Kings and Ms-13 rank as some of the most dangerous. 

That’s according to a report released by the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year. The agency rated gangs in Texas by threat level, categorizing them into three different tiers.

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“The Tier 1 gangs in Texas for 2016 are Tango Blast and Tango cliques, Latin Kings, Texas Mexican, Mafia, and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13),” DPS wrote in its “Texas Public Safety Threat Overview” report. “These groups pose the greatest gang threat to Texas due to their relationships with Mexican cartels, high levels of transnational criminal activity, high levels of violence, and overall statewide presence.” 

DPS notes some gangs in Texas are “involved in human trafficking, including commercial sex trafficking, including commercial sex trafficking and compelling prostitution of adults and minors, exploit their victims through force, fraud or coercion, including recruiting and grooming them with false promises of affection, employment, or a better life.” 

While Tango Blast and Latin Kings top the list as the most dangerous gangs in Texas, MS-13 is a focus of DPS, especially for the gang’s violent activity in Houston last year.

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“The increase of illegal alien gang members crossing the border into Texas among unaccompanied minors the previous year, along with reports of extremely violent murders committed by its members in the Houston area, positioned the gang as one of the state’s most significant gang threats.” 

Click through the slideshow above to learn which gangs are considered the most dangerous in Texas, according to the DPS. 

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