February 16, 2016—Washington, DC— According to recent media reports in Senegal, two suspected jihadists, radicalized overseas, were detained and arrested by Senegal’s Criminal Investigation Division (DIC) after one of them was identified by Securiport’s watch-list of wanted persons while transiting Senegal’s Dakar Airport.
According to the media report, Senegal’s Intelligence Services requested that the name of a suspected terrorist be entered into the Securiport Watch-List, which successfully identified him upon his arrival in the country. The authorities were alerted and were able to apprehend the individual along with an accomplice. The two are being charged with criminal involvement in a terrorist enterprise and promoting and financing terrorist activities.
Securiport’s unique proactive Watch-List Database Management Solution is specifically designed to help local security authorities efficiently detect suspected individuals who are attempting to enter or leave a country. It is just one of many proprietary tools provided with Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System, a comprehensive immigration processing system that utilizes patented ultrasonic biometric technologies for traveler identification and enhances security through the use of advanced data analytics.
Securiport’s IICS allows authorities to create and maintain Wanted-Persons Records, which include demographic and biometric features. Data can be imported from any government database. Real-time identification checks are performed on every passenger. The Securiport system then alerts immigration and security officials on possible watch-list hits by issuing a veiled alarm.
For more details about the Senegal story, please visit the original media report at http://www.leral.net/Coup-de-filet-entre-Sacre-Coeur-et-Grand-Yoff-La-Dic-intercepte-deux-Jihadistes-presumes_a163981.html . For more information about Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS), visit http://www.securiport.com/solutions/integrated-immigration-control-system