27 Jan A spike in gang violence across the region can be traced to a fractures in a new gang with old ties, as well as volatile younger players. The Brothers' Circle or Bratski Krug (Russian: Братский круг) [Criminal slang] is the name given to an international criminal group involved in drugs trafficking. U.S. Department for Treasury officials suggest that it operates in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the United States, and has allegedly been controlled by. 1 Apr A group of Illawarra criminals has been accused of reviving the notoriously violent Brothers 4 Life gang, starting up an Illawarra chapter masterminded from jail. On Sunday, police revealed they had laid charges against a self-proclaimed member of Brothers 4 Life for numerous offences. The year-old.