Hispanic Gangs A Growing Threat

A new government report indicates Hispanic gangs are alive and well in Eastern Carolina. According to a report published by the National Drug Intelligence Center and the U.S. Department of Justice, Hispanic gangs pose a threat to communities across the state, including Eastern Carolina. The report found rural counties are more susceptible to gang activity because these areas are geographically larger and have fewer law enforcement officers. The report says the top five Hispanic gangs are present in Nash, Wilson, Wayne, Lenoir, Duplin and Pitt counties.