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5 suspected MS-13 members could get life in prison in connection with an armed robbery

A suspected MS-13 gang gestures while singing the national anthem during an event in San Vicente, El Salvador, April 5, 2013.

(Reuters)

A grand jury in Texas this week indicted five suspected MS-13 gang members in connection with an armed robbery in Dallas, according to court records revealed Friday.

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The men were named as defendants in a Dallas western store holdup earlier this year, the Dallas Morning News reported, quoting Erin Nealy Cox, the prosecutor of the V. S. for the Northern District of Texas.

Among the five is a man who have been admitted to the leader of the PLS, an MS-13 sub-group, according to a statement. All five were accused of theft, conspiracy, and weapons in battle, according to an indictment filed Tuesday.

The gang members are now in custody and face a life sentence if convicted of the charges.

MS-13 has been described as “one of the most ruthless gangs on the street.”

Meanwhile, in California on Friday, more than two dozen MS-13 gang members and affiliates were arrested and charged in connection with drug trafficking investigation focused on a rural farm town, which the members used as a base, the US and the prosecutors said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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