SUR-13 Gang members set up shop in Sarasota Fl. Following two paragraphs are from a publication called "The Gangs of Sarasota" SUR-13, Sureños (Spanish for “Southerners”) are a group of Mexican American street gangs with origins in Southern California. The gang’s alleged roots came from a jail discussion between the Mexican Mafia (La EME) and Nuestra Familia (NF). Those who sided with La EME aligned themselves in the south (sureño=southerner) while those that sided with the NF aligned themselves in Northern California (norteños=northeners). Sureños represent themselves with symbols and phrases such as “Sur 13”, “Los Sureños” and “Sureño Trece.” These indentifications are accompanied by the color navy blue & gray, numeric code of number 13 and the Roman numeral of XIII or X3.
“To a gang, graffiti serves to establish its presence, to establish its turf or territory, to warn of impending danger or threats and to put down rival gangs or issue a challenge. Part of the gang language includes the use of numbers as symbols or numbers that correspond to letters of the alphabet. It provides a kind of shorthand or code for gangs.
Region 6 Gang Reduction Task Force SUR-13; A Hispanic gang operating in Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota and other areas of Manatee and Sarasota county. Members have been involved in narcotics crimes, burgarlies, auto theft, and drive by shootings.
Chair Sheriff Brad Steube Manatee County Sheriff's Office (941) 747-3011
Co-Chair Sheriff Mike Scott Lee County Sheriff's Office (239) 477-1000
Co-Chair SAC E.J. Picolo FDLE (239) 278-7170
Included Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Sarasota.
Region 6 Gang Reduction Task Force Mission: Mobilize the Region to coordinate, develop, and implement well-informed community-based interventions that will combat SUR-13 gang problems at the local, regional, and state levels.
The intent of the Gang Reduction Task Forces is to bring together the many partners in the community who focus on the issues of gang activity and their related consequences. This is an opportunity for everyone to get informed, share information, build relationships, and strengthen already existing partnerships
Number of Documented Gamg Members & Associates in Region 6 are 3,071.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM.