Last night at 5:53 p.m. in the area of the 2000 block of Generals Highway, Annapolis, Md., the Annapolis Police Department, assisted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) , and the Anne Arundel County Police Department, arrested six illegal aliens with known ties to the “Brown Pride” gang during a targeted operation which resulted in the execution of a search and seizure warrant and recovery of suspected narcotics and other evidence.
The raid and arrests are the culmination of an intense investigation initiated by the Annapolis Police Department to combat an emerging gang calling itself “Brown Pride” comprised in part by illegal aliens. This group is responsible for crimes in and around the Annapolis area, including the Annapolis High School and Middle School.
Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop commented, “We significantly impacted an illegal enterprise which will surely go far in keeping Annapolis safe. This is an example of outstanding police work supported by our partnership with ICE. Our work is by no means done.”
Annapolis Police are confident that the arrests made in this case will have a serious impact on the “Brown Pride” gang’s ability to operate and maintain its organization.
The 6 illegal aliens are currently being held by ICE on administrative immigration charges, pending criminal charges from the State of Maryland.