Two members of the Los Angles Sureños,(southerners as in southern California) the Mexican Mafia affiliated gang, Sureños, also have ties with Mexican cartels and MS-13, have transplanted themselves to the to the trenches of Syria , fighting alongside supporting forces of President Bashar Assad.
The gangs conduct the same types of criminal activity as Mexican cartels; drug trafficking, extortion, murder and racketeering.
In this video dated March 1, 2014, the men introduce themselves as “wino” and “Creeper.
“Wino”: We still right here, homie. It’s fucking morning. Fucking…
“Creeper”: We got the enemigos right there, homie.
Let me represent myself, homie. It’s Creeper from the g’d up 13 gang, homie. Sun Valley gang, homie.
“Wino”: Fucking Wino, from Westside Armenian Power gang, homie.
“Creeper”: Still Puro Sureños putting it down, homie. In Middle East, homie, in Syria, still gangbanging, not giving a fuck, homie.
Look, homie. Check this out. [shows his tattoos] The “Puro Sur-13”, homie. Still gangbanging this shit, homie. I got the GW, homie.
====That’s all I can stand of that – Roger u====
The Mexican mafia also is known to have ties to Hezbollah. In late 2007, counter-terrorism agents from the FBI and DEA in Operation Bell Bottoms busted several businesses in the Los Angeles area (in Bell) that were peddling cocaine and counterfeit designer clothing in a storefront operation run by the Mexican mafia that financially benefited Hezbollah.
FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have made recent statements that dozens of U.S. persons have fought in Syria and are now under investigation or surveillance back in the homeland.
I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video, but you can go to Borderland Beat and see it.