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High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis

Publication Date: June 2007

Document ID: 2007-R0813-010

Archived on:  July 1, 2009. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

This assessment is an outgrowth of a partnership between the NDIC and HIDTA Program for preparation of annual assessments depicting drug trafficking trends and developments in HIDTA Program areas. The report has been vetted with the HIDTA, is limited in scope to HIDTA jurisdictional boundaries, and draws upon a wide variety of sources within those boundaries.

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Strategic Drug Threat Developments

HIDTA Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations




Drug-Related Crime


Illicit Finance



List of Figures

Figure 1. Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Figure 2. Marijuana eradication sites in Hawaii, 2006.
Figure 3. Hawaii drug treatment admissions, 200-2005.

List of Tables

Table 1. Top Five States for Cannabis Plants Eradicated by Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program, 2002-2006
Table 2. Outdoor Cannabis Grow Sites Seized and Plants Eradicated in Hawaii, 2001-2006
Table 3. Number of Cannabis Plants Eradicated From Indoor Grow Sites in Hawaii, 2001-2006
Table 4. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures in Hawaii, by County, 2002-2006


This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), highlighting significant trends and law enforcement concerns relating to the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. The report was prepared through detailed analysis of recent law enforcement reporting, information obtained through interviews with law enforcement and public health officials, and available statistical data. The report is designed to provide policymakers, resource planners, and law enforcement officials with a focused discussion of key drug issues and developments facing the Hawaii HIDTA.

Figure 1. Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Map showing the four Hawaii HIDTA counties and their major cities and transportation hubs:

Kaua'i County contains the islands of Kaua'i with two airports and Ni’ihau.

Honolulu County contains the island of O'ahu including the city of Honolulu with a population of more than 250,000; Kailua with a population of 35,000-99,999; Honolulu International Airport; one other airport; and a major seaport at Honolulu.

Maui County contains the islands of Moloka'i with two airports; Maui with three airports; Lana'i with one airport; and Kaho'olawe.

Hawaii County contains the island of Hawaii including Hilo with a population of 35,000-99,999; Hilo International Airport; a major seaport at Hilo; Kona International Airport; and one other airport.


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