Celebrity Protection in South America - VIP Protection in High-Risk Locations
In late March 2017 the ETS United States office received an urgent request to support a group of high net worth celebrities visiting a Latin American destination for a long weekend break. The group would likely be recognized and attract a degree of attention. The location they were visiting was of relatively high risk.
Short Notice Local Bodyguard Deployment
The group had organized accommodation at a private residence in the city and separately booked transport but had not initially considered security arrangements in their plans. Less than 48hrs prior to departure a member of the party reached out to ETS on referral raising concerns about their lack of security - and we got to work.
Low Profile Personal Protection
ETS conducted a risk assessment and judged that the party would be best supported with a dedicated close protection team. We coordinated with the transport provider and ensured our agents were at the gate on their arrival in-country whilst conducting a thorough check on the accommodation. We maintained 24hr coverage at the property and our English speaking close protection agents maintained a comprehensive low-profile protection detail accompanying our clients on all of their activities. We conducted advances on all of the venues they visited to make sure all arrangements for their arrival were in place as well as contingencies for any issue or need to depart quickly. Our English expatriate (Ex UK Armed Forces) in-country supervisor managed the entire operation with oversight from our operations team back in the US. Thus providing a security presence at all times – but not one to restrict or inhibit their downtime on vacation.
Without any incident or unwanted attention, the party enjoyed their break and departed home safe and well. Our focus is always to facilitate and enable our clients’ plans with intelligence-led security solutions – be they the result of a long planning process or, as in this case, switched on rapidly to meet the urgent needs of a client.
VIP Close Protection Specialists in Latin America
Learn more about ETS VIP and Close protection services here. We have full coverage across the region and regularly support VIP and high profile clients visiting Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador – to name but a few.
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