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Feds indict five MS-13 gang members for Dallas armed robbery

September 1, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Feds indict five MS-13 gang members for Dallas armed robbery

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Federal law enforcement officials say five purported members of the violent MS-13 gang were arrested in connection with an armed robbery of a Dallas western wear store.

Federal prosecutors unsealed the indictment on Tuesday and Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas made the announcement Friday.

According to the Dallas Morning News, an FBI agent said in an affidavit that among the five suspects include one man who admitted to investigators he was the leader of the PLS gang, which is a sect of the MS-13.

Among the suspects indicted include Francisco Javier “Rostro” Argueta Montes, Luis Santiago “Shorty” Marrego, Carlos Enrique “Machete” Mejia Caceres, Luis Fernando Salazar Angeles Juan Carlos Andrade Rivas .

The gang members are charged with multiple federal counts including robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses.

All of the co-conspirators face life in prison if convicted.

In July, a federal grand jury in Dallas indicted eight MS-13 members in July on charges including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and weapons offenses.

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