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Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis
June 2007

Transportation

The CVC HIDTA is a regional- and national-level transshipment area for illicit drugs destined for drug markets in every region of the United States. Wholesale quantities of ice methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and black tar heroin are regularly transported into the area by Mexican DTOs from source areas in Mexico (primarily via I-5) in private and commercial vehicles. Although significant quantities of these drugs remain in the area for local distribution, many of the drug shipments from Mexico--as well as methamphetamine and marijuana produced within the HIDTA--are further transported in private and commercial vehicles to drug markets outside the state, including markets in Alaska; Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; Hawaii; Chicago, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; Minnesota; Montana; New Jersey; North Carolina; Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; and Seattle and Vancouver, Washington (primarily along I-5, I-80, and U.S. Highway 99).


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