In Mexico, and especially in Tijuana, official law
enforcement sources are suspect at best. As a
result, we rely on assets other than official incountry
sources. These sources include
intelligence gathering by current security details
operating in country, as well as independent
security companies operating in Mexico.
Violence against foreign nationals in Tijuana is on the rise. Kidnapping for ransom is a highly organized and booming multimillion-dollar business in Mexico, especially in Tijuana. Although Mexican nationals and plant managers are the primary target of kidnappings, more and more foreigners are being targeted. Consequently, the risk to both foreigners and Mexican businessmen is greater than ever. It is important for both foreigners and Mexican executives to be vigilant and proactive in ensuring their safety.