BMF Big Meech

Some notable gangsters from SouthWest Detroit

BMF (Black Mafia Family)

Original territory of the infamous, Black Mafia Family, a crew of drug dealers led by the Flenory Brothers (Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory & Terrance “Southwest T” Flenory), who were brought down in 2005 after being the biggest narcotic-trafficking organization in the country for the previous decade.

*The Flenory Bros. left SW Detroit in the mid-1990s, however, kept several lieutenants in the area to look after their affairs.

The Bolo Boys

Formed and operated in SW Detroit, “The Bolo Boys,” led by Rudolpho “Bolo” Moreno-Ponce and Mike Fonsecca, became the city’s biggest drug dealing operation following the fall of the Chaldean Mafia in the late-1980s. Bolo ruled atop the local narcotics trade from 1990-1992, when his organization – estimated to have been brining 100 kilos per month into the Metro Detroit Area – was brought down by federal indictment.

*Primarily supplied Detroit proper and Downriver area

*Tried to kill federal witness slated to testify against them.

The Cash Flow Posse

The “CFP” was created in the late-1980s as a means of combating other street gangs coming into SW Detroit after the demise of the Bolo Boys and trying to take the territory by force.

*Led by the Waucaush Brothers (Jerry and Bobby), Efraim Garcia, Greg Ballestro, Marty Rodriguez and Kenny Roland.

*Other base of operations outside of SW Detroit: Port Huron and Belleville

Normando “Bianco Diablo” Vasquez

“Latin Kings” leader in the late-1980s and early-1990s

The Latin Counts

Gang was brought to Detroit from Chicago by the Tony “Scarface” Viramontez

Octavio “Bootis” Viramontez, Tony’s younger brother killed in 1991 after Tony was arrested for felonious assault

Tony runs gang until 2007 when he is arrested for drug dealing

At war with Latin Cobras

Jose “Chewy the Boss” Garcia

Neighborhood “boss” from late-1960s until 1990s

Jose “Bandito Loco” Vasquez

*Went to war with “Coco Black” of the Chicago Gangster Disciples over street territory in 198os

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