Security Services El Salvador

Security Services El Salavador

Black mountain solutions are able to offer full security services throughout El Salvador including;

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About El Salvador

El Salvador a country of approximately 6 million people bordering Guatemala and Honduras remains today one of the nations most affected by gang-affiliated crime. Various sources suggest that there are an estimated 25000 gang members at large in El Salvador with a further 9000 incarcerated. The most profiled gangs, or Maras as known in Spanish being Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatura (MS). Presence of gangs remains a constant problem in the nation with youths being attracted to joining the gangs for a number of factors including the desire of belonging to a familial environment, social status, and economic opportunities. Many of the gangs are composed of unemployed youth, dominantly males, who do not hesitate in using deadly force when carrying out their criminal activities. Gangs fund their organizations from monies obtained from illegal activities and crimes such as drug sales, extortion, arms trafficking, murder for hire, carjacking, and aggravated street crime. The gangs are known for their brutality with one of the gangs mottos being ‘mata, viola, controla,’ which translated means ‘kill, rape, control,’”

According to magazine “Economist” San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital city was rated the worlds most dangerous city in both years 2015 & 2016 with a murder rate of 80.94 per 100,000 inhabitants. Often police officers and military personnel become victims of gang related violence with 63 police officers reported killed in 2015.

Occurrences of rape, armed robbery and other common street crimes being muggings, theft, violent attacks and extortion remain a serious concern in El Salvador. Armed robbery is reported as the greatest threat to international travellers whilst in El Salvador. Car-jackings occur on a regular basis with the assailant(s) smashing the victims vehicles whilst static at traffic lights, junctions or car parks and stripping the victim of his/her belongings. Home invasions and burglaries take place on a regular basis in residential areas and have also been reported to occur during daylight hours. Its not uncommon for criminals to carry out the crimes by impostering police officers or residential services such as TV repairs etc.

Poorly lighted roads, lack of strict traffic regulation, substandard of other road users vehicles and high crime rate poses a serious risk to international travellers transiting from the airport to their destinations or/and in & around the metropolitan areas. Black Mountain Solutions can provide a secure transportation service comprised of experienced security trained drivers with a sound knowledge of the risks and threats in the local areas. Business executives and other international travellers can be targeted for perceived to being wealthy. Black Mountain Solutions can provide English speaking local close protection officers to accompany staff whilst moving in and around the city on business meetings or other daily activities.