FBI: 5 members of MS-13 subgroup arrested in Dallas holdup
DALLAS (AP) — Five men whom FBI agents say comprise a subgroup of the vicious MS-13 gang have been arrested as suspects in a Dallas western wear store holdup.
The five include one man whom an FBI agent says in an affidavit admitted to being the leader of an MS-13 subgroup, or clique, called the PLS. The indictment filed Tuesday and announced Friday charges the five with robbery, conspiracy and a weapons violation. If convicted on all charges, each could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
A U.S. Attorney’s statement says a federal grand jury in Dallas indicted eight MS-13 members in July on racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and weapons charges.
Also Friday, more than 20 individuals federal authorities say are associated with MS-13 were arrested in California for assault and drug trafficking.