Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management Data Analytics Enable International Authorities to Interdict Senegal-Based Human Trafficking Ring, Resulting in Numerous Criminal Arrests and Preservation of Positive Diplomatic Relations

Quick Facts:

  • Two passengers traveling from Dakar, Senegal on separate South African Airways flights were stopped at Washington-Dulles International Airport without proper documentation
  • Securiport utilized its Intelligent Information Management system to assist the Senegalese police in investigation the security breach and origin of the passengers
  • Based on government data mined through Securiport’s tools, authorities discovered a secretive network of illegal trafficking from Dakar to the U.S.
  • Authorities leveraged data found through Securiport’s software to interdict and arrest 29 criminal offenders across multiple African nations
  • Securiport played a vital role in supporting the government of Senegal, preserving diplomatic relations with the U.S.
  • Securiport’s solution enabled South African Airways to enhance security, allowing continued flights to and from the U.S.

Challenge: International Airport Security Breach
Between December 10th, 2013 and January 15th, 2014, two passengers traveling on separate flights from the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal were stopped at Washington-Dulles International Airport without the proper travel documents. Both passengers arrived in the U.S. from Dakar on a South African Airways flight just a few weeks apart. As a result of this critical security breach, the United States government threatened to suspend diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Senegal, and prohibit South African Airways flights from traveling to and from the country. U.S. authorities ordered South African Airways to identify the origin of the security breach and uncover how these two passengers were able to board flights to the U.S. without the proper documentation.

Solution: Intelligent Information Analytics
The Senegalese government turned to trusted partner Securiport to provide an Intelligent Information Management and Profiling solution to give a complete view of travel history to enable authorities to detect and track the illegal activity. Senegalese police and federal agents leveraged Securiport’s advanced data analytics to obtain a complete understanding of traveler profiles and behavior to identify pattern of life activity and detect anomalies. Working in close partnership with Securiport experts, authorities used Securiport’s tools to cross-match immigration databases with enrollment data and analyze security footage of the boarding of the two flights to Washington. After extensive research and viewing of CCTV, the passengers were identified and their actions and movements were traced throughout the airport.

As authorities dug deeper into the data, they discovered connections between the illegal travelers and multiple accomplices within the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar. By leveraging and cross-analyzing the data, authorities discovered the two illegal travelers were part of a multi-national criminal enterprise that included human trafficking and drug trafficking into the United States. Thanks to Securiport’s comprehensive and reliable Intelligent Information Management Profiling solution, authorities were able to take rapid action to interdict and arrest offenders across the criminal network, generating a far broader positive impact in the fight against illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Result: Justice and Security Restored
Thanks to Securiport’s solution, authorities were able to accomplish their mission of uncovering the cause of the security breach and origins of the illegal travelers. By leveraging the data, authorities were able to exceed the effectiveness of the initial mission by uncovering and dismantling a secretive network of illegal traffic from Senegal to the U.S. In total, 29 people were arrested in the case, seven from the Ghanaian capital of Accra, and 22 from Johannesburg, South Africa. By rapidly and efficiently enabling the Senegalese government to identify and resolve the security issues in its major international airport, Securiport helped prevent an international relations crisis, serving as a catalyst in preserving positive diplomatic relations between Senegal and the U.S. Further, Securiport’s solution enabled South African Airlines to correct security issues. This ensured continuation of regular flights to and from destinations in the U.S., averting potential economic losses and negative impact on tourism.

 

Securiport Becomes an Interpol World Strategic Partner at Interpol World 2015; COO Dr. Attila Freska Scheduled to Participate in Panel Discussion on Border Security During Event

Securiport is pleased to announce it is now an INTERPOL World Strategic Partner for INTERPOL World 2015 and will be showcasing our solutions for Border Management at the INTERPOL World Congress panel discussions. INTERPOL World is a biennial international security event owned by INTERPOL and supported by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs will showcase innovation, potential and joint achievements among the public and private sectors in the security industry. The conference plans to bring together world leaders and national security agencies with private security companies to address the rising demand for technology and capacity building to meet real global security challenges. INTERPOL World 2015 aims to create a public-private partnership to identify, develop and drive security initiatives across four key domains: Cybersecurity, Border Management, Safe Cities and Supply Chain Security.

INTERPOL World will also feature several panel discussions leading up to the Conference called INTERPOL World Congress. INTERPOL World Congress is a knowledge sharing forum where Industry Experts and INTERPOL World Strategic Partners discuss on global security threats and present co-created solutions across the four key domains: Cybersecurity, Border Management, Safe Cities and Supply Chain Security.

Securiport’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Attila Freska, will be involved in the INTERPOL World Congress discussions on Border Management. “We are really excited about our new strategic partnership with INTERPOL World and are eagerly looking forward to INTERPOL World 2015” says Dr. Freska. “The opportunity to work together to co-create innovative solutions that address the challenges facing our industry is invaluable.”

Securiport is the global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent management and reporting software systems. “Our Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) is a comprehensive security solution that empowers border management and immigration control,” says Dr. Freska. “Our IICS utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information used to identify potential security risks and criminal activity which improves the effectiveness of border management.”

Securiport’s primary mission is to enhance international passenger safety as well as improve border security and management. Securiport empowers governments to enhance border security, combat terrorism and fight the spread of infectious disease using the Integrated Immigration Control System. The system utilizes advanced biometric screening, risk assessment and contact tracing of passengers travelling internationally. Currently, Securiport’s immigration control system and epidemic control system, are on the ground in multiple countries including West African nations such as Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal, providing assistance in mitigating the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Learn more at www.securiport.com

The Fund For Philanthropy (TFFP) and Securiport LLC Formalize Strategic Partnership and Launch $75 Million (US) “Campaign to Help Contain Ebola”

ATLANTA, GA – November 14, 2014 The Fund For Philanthropy (TFFP) and Securiport LLC, the global leader in biometric immigration control systems, are raising $75 million (US) to support the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa by providing advanced biometric screening technologies along with comprehensive contact tracing data analytics to help governments and health organizations more effectively monitor and control the spread of the virus, mitigate the health risks and decrease the economic impact. The partnership has aligned with West African nations to help contain the Ebola virus using Securiport’s Epidemic Control System (ECS), a proprietary software that, working in tandem with the immigration systems, helps in tracking passengers who have recently been in or near the affected regions.

This strategic partnership allows any donor, foundation, or corporation a strategic giving mechanism for helping to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.  Donors can make tax-deductible donations to TFFP for the distinct purpose of orchestrating their charitable wishes to fight the spread of Ebola through this campaign. Currently, Securiport immigration systems are operational in Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Equatorial Guinea, with new implementations in Liberia and Guinea pending activation. In addition, Securiport is seeking advice from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) personnel on the ground where the Ebola viral disease is active. TFFP and Securiport will work closely on a number of joint efforts on a national and international level.

“This new relationship allows our donors and clients the ability to leverage their charitable gifts to address a critical need in West Africa,” said TFFP Chairman and Executive Director, Tony Suber. “Our donors are eager for us to work more closely with global industry leaders like Securiport to put in place long-term solutions and strategies to not only address Ebola, but infectious disease containment wherever outbreaks may occur, well into the future.”

“Intelligently addressing the spread of Ebola is of paramount importance to the already fragile economies dealing with Ebola in West Africa,” said Securiport’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, George Canovas. “Closing these borders will further compound the deterioration of these economies. By using Securiport’s intelligent immigration profiling tools and adding immigration checkpoints at land borders, we can provide data to governments that will assist them in making rational decisions about potential high-risk Ebola carriers before they enter or exit the country. This new approach shifts the current containment approach from reactive to proactive.”

About The Fund For Philanthropy:
Founded in 2012, The Fund For Philanthropy (TFFP) is an independent nonprofit charity that is a donor advised fund sponsoring organization. A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle, which allows an individual, family or corporation to make an irrevocable, tax-deductible contribution of personal assets to a public charity, and at any time afterward, to recommend grants to qualified charitable organizations. Donor advised funds are administered through a public charity that pools donors’ contributions, invests them according to the donors’ investment selection and makes grants to charitable organizations upon the recommendations of donors. TFFP engages high net worth donors and provides them with charitable giving tools and resources to assist in their philanthropic and fundraising efforts globally. For more information visit www.fundforphilanthropy.org.

About Securiport:
Securiport LLC is the global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent information management and reporting software systems. With global headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, Securiport partners with governments around the world. Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS), a comprehensive security product that performs secure biometric recognition of travelers at immigration posts, provides proprietary intelligent information for the identification of potential security risks, criminal activity, and disease prevention based on the comparison and multidimensional analysis of the biometric data and traveler information collected during immigration processing. Learn more at www.Securiport.com.

Contact: Tony Suber
404.825.9529 Office
tony@fundforphilanthropy.org

Contact: George Canovas
202.333.0159 Office
gcanovas@securiport.com

SOURCE The Fund For Philanthropy

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Securiport Proudly Supports 83rd INTERPOL General Assembly

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Securiport is a proud supporter and exhibitor of the 83rd session of the INTERPOL General Assembly held earlier this month in Monaco. Celebrating 100 years of international police cooperation, the annual General Assembly brings together justice, security and home affairs ministers from over 100 countries.

Gaston Tarquini, Head of Business Development, proudly accepted the anknowledgement of service to international law enforcement on behalf of Securiport presented by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and President Mireille Ballestrazzi.

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