Border Security Scenario Analysis

February 21, 2018

Colombia and Ecuador boost security at shared border to fight violence

SITUATION   The governments of Colombia and Ecuador decided to ramp up security cooperation along the shared border; this decision was made as an effort to fight a spillover from Colombia’s criminal dynamics. Officials from Colombia and Ecuador announced a ramping up of joint aerial, naval and land operations against...

 

February 6, 2018

Mexican border security forces struggle with cartels for control

SITUATION   Mexican law enforcement in Reynosa struggles to gain back control from the feuding gangs that are responsible for the border war. Last year the state of Tamaulipas recorder its highest homicide peak - 805 homicides. This is a 35% increase over 2016 and the highest criminal peak since...

 

January 30, 2018

Colombia-Venezuela Border faced with shift in criminal dynamics and possible violent future

SITUATION     The Colombia- Venezuela border region has been a hub for criminal activities for years. Used for drug trafficking, contraband, and extortion, the border serves to Colombia’s most powerful organized crime groups. The current economic spiral in Venezuela, along with the existing crisis facilitates the shift of criminal...

 

January 26, 2018

Kenya beefs up border security after the killing of 5 police officers

SITUATION   Kenyan authorities have increased the security along Somali border after Al-Shabaab militants killed five police officers. Three police reservists and two Administration Police officers who were on patrol along Elwak-Kotulo road lost their lives. The attackers also burnt a police lorry during the ambush. “We lost five security...

 

June 26, 2017

Singapore border security guard nabbed over alleged Syria Jihad plans

  Singapore border security guard nabbed over alleged Syria Jihad plans June 26, 2017 | Brainwave Science SITUATION Singapore authority said on Tuesday May 20th, that a border security officer in Singapore has been arrested for planning to fight in Syria, according to the Daily News Analysis (DNA). Muhammad Khairul...