Quito suffers from an exceptionally high level of unregistered taxis, which carries an increased risk of becoming victim of armed robbery or express kidnapping. In general, street crime is a severe problem, promoted by low rates of apprehension and conviction of criminals, due to limited police and judicial resources.
At the airport arriving passengers have been targeted by armed robbers who follow them from the airport to rob them. Cases have been reported involving multiple vehicles that cut off and intercept the victim as well as just a single motorcycle rider who robs the victim while he/she is getting out of the car.
Please contact us to speak with an ExecSecure Consultant for local, best practice methodology, and advice regarding what vehicles, security and set-up to consider. The threat situation changes constantly and personal risk tolerances and situations change between clients.