Mexican Mafia Members Continue To Spread, Now Reaching Mississippi

September 21, 2009

Mississippi (ChattahBox) – Authorities have announced that Mexican organized crime has increased significantly in Southern Mississippi, after a large number of people moved to the region post-Katrina to begin rebuilding efforts.

The increase of activity in drug trafficking and gang violence has been attributed to the Mexican Mafia, that sent over a number of associates to begin creating criminal rings in the area.

‚ÄúSince the influx of a large number of Hispanics, particularly Mexicans, relocating to Jackson County, there has been an increase in Mexican-American gang and drug trafficking organizations. Most of these Mexican immigrants are good, hardworking, law-abiding people. However, some … have a history of involvement in drug trafficking and other criminal activity,” FBI special agent Tye Breedlove was quoted as telling the Sun Herald.

The Mexican Mafia, or Le Em, is a prison gang that originated in California’s Deuel Vocational Institution in the 1950’s. They have since spread to most prisons, both state and federal, in the US, with a rising number of members over the last decade.

They have been named as widely responsible for the drug manufacturing and trafficking within mainstream America, with various ties to Mexican cartels.

They are well known for their violent activities.



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