DALLAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say eight MS-13 members have been indicted in Texas on charges tied to alleged gang activities including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and assault.
U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced the charges at a news conference Friday in Dallas. Officials describe the gang as one of the most ruthless and violent on the streets.
Authorities say seven suspects were in custody Friday. A news release says some of the defendants are tied to attacks in Texas last year using a variety of weapons, including machetes.
Court documents say the MS-13 gang has been operating in the U.S. since at least the 1980s.