As indicated in the Landspakket, border protection is one of the goals in the management plan.
Detection and execution based on the information are essential to fight crime more effectively and efficiently.
Minister Tjon explained that crime starts at the borders, and that is why it is crucial to improve border security. It is an essential part of the policy of the Minister.
Starting November 1, 2021, all passengers entering or leaving Aruba will go through INTERPOL screening and the suspicious ones thoroughly investigated. The INTERPOL management will execute this project. The INTERPOL’s database will serve to detect and do this screening to prevent crime. It will also assist the border protection authorities in Aruba in the execution of their daily tasks.
In connection with this project, the following entities will be working together:
- Police Department Airport Division;
- Interpol Aruba;
- Migration Aruba;
- Koninklijke Marechaussee;
- The Aruba Security Service;
- Public Prosecution, Coast Guard and Guarda nos Costa Aruba.
Gamma IT Solution made this project possible. This company manages the RADEX system “Border Control Management System” linked to the Aruba Migration system. Now the authorities have access to data that is useful in the identification process of suspects. Unwanted individuals can now be intercepted at the border and criminal activities prevented in time.