Complexified spacetime algebra is defined as the geometric (Clifford) algebra of spacetime with complex coefficients, isomorphic $\mathcal{G}_{1,4}$. By resorting to matrix representation by means of Dirac-Pauli gamma matrices, the paper demonstrates isomorphism between subgroups of CSTA and SU(3). It is shown that the symmetry group of those subgroups is indeed $U(1) \otimes SU(2) \otimes SU(3)$ and that there are 4 distinct copies of this group within CSTA.