Mexico has a complex operating environment with significant security, environmental, social and political challenges for those either transporting goods through the country, or with export focused operations there. BSI´s intelligence platform SCREEN marks Mexico as severe for cargo theft, noting the involvement of large scale, well-armed, organized crime groups who run sophisticated networks. Their operations tend to be well-executed and can outsmart the latest technical gadgets designed to keep your cargo safe, and if needs be out-gun any physical security you might have employed. If they are targeting specific products, which they know (from a tip off) to be in transit at a certain point, they have been known to erect road blocks and target the goods of their choice.
These networks often include local – and sometimes federal – authorities, who are either lured in by extra pay, or are threatened until they agree to actively participate or turn a blind eye when necessary. Whether defined as co-option or corruption, this is a significant challenge for our Clients who are moving their goods across the country, and a significant obstacle when trying to find out what has happened after an incident.