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Gangs Of San Andreas

Like every other GTA game in the series, there is a selection of gangs to work your way through, however GTA San Andreas promises to be a lot more involved in the gang side of things, at the start at least. Here is a small list of all of the gangs in GTA San Andreas and a little information about them.

Grove Street Families

Location: Grove Street, Ganton, Los Santos

Grove Street Families is the name of the gang which Carl will find himself taking a part in. Made up of his close crew of friends and family, the Grove Street Families strongly dislike the drugs trade which is ruining the streets of Los Santos, San Andreas. The gang is in decline because of their determination to not get drawn into the drugs trade, but Carl will be aiming to change things and make the families a larger force in Los Santos. Elder members (O'G's) include Sean "Sweet" Johnson, Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris, Lance "Ryder" Wilson, Mark "B-Dup" Wayne and Barry "Big Bear" Thorne. The gang are rivals of the Ballas however have tried to make peace with gangs on a number of occasions without much luck. The Grove Street Families can be instantly recognised through their green gang colour.

The Ballas

Location: Idlewood, Los Santos

The Ballas are one of the major criminal organizations in Los Santos. A street gang that have been around since the 1970's. They are involved in drug dealing, gang bashing, prostitution, arms dealing, vandalism and degeneracy. Sworn enemy of all families' sets, especially Orange Grove Street. Origins shrouded in mystery. Heavily involved in cocaine trade. Thought to be developing ties with Mexican (drugs) and Russian (weapons) mobs. The Ballas are famous for wearing the colour purple which is supposed to be a sign of respect on the streets.

Varios Los Aztecas

Location: Little Mexico, San Andreas

The Varios Los Aztecas gang are an extremely dangerous Hispanic street gang. Violent. Proud. Psychotic. Heavily involved in gun running, street violence. Have traditionally been anti-narcotics. Long term gang feud with Los Santos Vagos, as well as rivalries with all other street gangs in Los Santos. Dislike of San Fierro Rifa. Known for wearing turquoise gang colours.

Los Santos Vagos

Location: East Los Santos, Los Santos

The Los Santos Vagos are another extremely dangerous Hispanic street gang wearing the colour yellow. They are sworn enemies of Varios Los Aztecas.

Da Nang Boys

Location: San Fierro

Vietnamese street gang. Extremely violent. At war with local Chinese ("Triads") gangs. Uncontrollable. Major interests in protection.

San Fierro Rifa

Location: San Fierro

A small gang based in San Fierro involved in the creation of drugs. They have a strong dislike of the Varios Los Aztecas.


Location: San Fierro

The Triads are another small San Fierro gang based in Chinatown. They are lead by Wu Zi Mu and Ran Fa Li and have a big problem with the Da Nang Boys. The Triads are always looking for new business opportunities, and ways to make money such as the running of a Betting Shop and eventually the Four Dragons Casino.


Location: Las Venturas

The Mafia are the biggest criminal organization in Liberty City, and moved to San Andreas with Don Salvatore Leone. They hang around at Caligula's Casino which is owned by a few different Mafia groups and are constantly attempting to damage the Triad run Four Dragons Casino with their fake chips factory.