- Associated Press - Friday, August 31, 2018

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.


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