More than 70 suspected MS-13 gang members arrested in Anne Arundel over 3 years, Schuh says

September 24, 2018

More than 70 members of the transnational gang MS-13 have been arrested in Anne Arundel County over a three-year period, with officials saying there are as many as 200 in the region.

County Executive Steve Schuh made the announcement Monday as county officials touted a $550,000 grant from Gov. Larry Hogan to combat gangs. The Annapolis Police Department was given $285,869, according to the Office of Crime Control and Prevention, which awarded the grants.

The grants are part of the governor’s Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network, or MCIN. It will include 13 other municipalities and counties to make what officials say will be more cohesive communication and data sharing to curb gang-related crime.

“So the MCIN program is a great way for us … to get better and stronger in the fight and to fight the people who profit, the head of the snake that profits from creating and maintaining criminal organizations that either push poison out into the community or prey upon innocents,” Anne Arundel Police Chief Timothy Altomare said.