The Northern Structure, Nortenos 14 (Norte 14 / XlV / X4) and Nuestra Familia (NF) Prison Gang are now in the Philippines (Filipinas). A member of the Global Shia / Shiite Hezbollah Alliance
Northern Structure gang
The Northern Structure gang, also known as the Nortenos 14, was founded in 1984, by incarcerated northern California offenders. The gang consists of united gang members from violent northern California street gangs such as Varrio Santa Rosa Norte, Pachuco Loco, Varrio South Park, West Side Windsor, Brown Pride Norteño and several others. Northern Structure is governed by the violent Nuestra Familia prison gang which controls most of San Francisco, Castroville, Salinas, Greenfield, Petaluma, and Fremont’s narcotics trade. The gang is known for committing violent crimes such as murder, home invasions and car jacking. The Northern Structure has increased in size after the Nuestra Familia became the FBI’s #1 target in 1995.
GANG PROFILE Symbols: “N”, “14”, “XIV”, “X4”, “NORTE”, “NORTEÑO”, ENE Ranking structure: Paramilitary Territory: Northern California Alliances: Nuestra Raza, most street gangs in northern California. Members: 10,000 Racial make up: Hispanic, African-American, White, Asian, and Pacific Islander Threat: Moderate
NORTHERN STRUCTURE’S TIES WITH LA NUESTRA FAMILIA The Northern Structure is a sub group of the Nuestra Familia and carry out most of the NF’s dirty work. Nuestra Familia leaders decided to organize a structure division called “Nuestra Raza”, more commonly known as “Northern Structure”. The new branch would serve as a prospect base for those interested in joining Nuestra Familia. Northern Structure prospects would have to earn membership into NF by following the gang’s orders. Gang hits were always handed down to Northern Structure prospects and gave wanna be’s the opportunity of proving themselves to the NF. Before a sponsored prospect can qualify as a member of the NF, the offender must gain knowledge of the gang’s constitution officially known as the “XIV Bonds”. The Northern Structure became the ears of the senior Nuestra Familia and was required to deal drugs for its father hierarchy. Northern Structure sold drugs in the streets and brought in funds for ranking NF members behind bars.
NORTHERN STRUCTURE CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS In 1984, the Northern Structure is formed in California’s Pelican Bay prison. (Gang Intelligence 101)
In November 2002, Northern Structure members invade the Modesto, CA home of Kerry and Elizabeth MacDougall and murder their Fourteen-year-old son Daniel MacDougall in an apparent robbery.(People v. Barragan, C049845 (Cal. App. 9/17/2008)
In March 2004, Northern Structure members Ricardo Arana and Senituli Penisoni brutally murder Ortega Barnes and attempt to murder Donald Prince, Dellory Crooks and Ray Porter in East Palo Alto, California. (People v. Arana, A115257 (Cal. App. 9/22/2008)
On August 28, 2005, Northern Structure members murder Raul Ruiz. (People v. Fregoso, F050895 (Cal. App. 4/28/2008)
In May, 26, 2007, 22, Northern Structure members are arrested by FBI officials on high intensity drug trafficking charges. (Associated Press)
Nuestra Familia NF Prison Gang
|Founding location||Soledad, California Correctional Training Facility (Monterey County)|
|Territory||Northern California, Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, Georgia, Florida, US federal prison system, California Prison System|
|Criminal activities||Drug trafficking, extortion, racketeering, murder|
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Nuestra Familia (Spanish for “our family”) is a criminal organization of Mexican American (Chicano) prison gangs with origins in Northern California. While members of the Norteños gang are considered to be affiliated with Nuestra Familia, being a member of Nuestra Familia itself does not signify association as a Norteño.
Some law enforcement agents speculate that the Nuestra Familia gang, which operates in and out of prisons, influences much of the criminal activity of thousands of Norteño gang members in California. The gang’s main sources of income is distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine within prison systems as well as in the community and extorting drug distributors on the streets.
Norteños 14 Gang
|Founding location||Salinas, California|
|Allies||Nuestra Familia, Sinaloa Cartel|
|Rivals||Sureños, Mexican Mafia|
Norteños (Spanish: [noɾˈteɲos] meaning Northerners; Norteñas for females) are the various, loosely affiliated street gangs that pay tribute to Nuestra Familia while in U.S. federal and state correctional facilities. Norteños may refer to Northern California as Norte. Their biggest rivals are the Sureños from Southern California.
The statewide north-south dividing line between Norteños and Sureños has roughly been accepted as the rural communities of Delano and Bakersfield, California. The gang’s membership primarily consists of Mexican Americans, but has members of other Latino American groups (in most cases Salvadorians) and some African American and very few Caucasian members.