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National Drug Intelligence Center


California Border Alliance Group Drug Market Analysis


Publication Date: June 2007

Document ID: 2007-R0813-005

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

CBAG Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations




Drug-Related Crime


Illicit Finance



List of Figures

Figure 1. California Border Alliance Group region.

List of Tables

Table 1. Number of Cannabis Plants Seized at Indoor and Outdoor Sites in San Diego County, 2004-2006
Table 2. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Drug Seizures, by Drug, in Kilograms, San Diego and El Centro Sectors, 2004-2006
Table 3. U.S. Border Patrol Drug Seizures, by Drug, San Diego and El Centro Sectors, 2004-2006


Figure 1. California Border Alliance Group region.

Map showing the California Border Alliance Group region.

The map shows San Diego and Imperial counties.

Los Angeles and San Diego are major cities with over 1,000,000 people. Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Riverside are major cities with 250,000-999,999 people. Bakersfield, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Huntington Beach, San Bernardino, and El Centro are major cities with 175,000-249,999 people.

LAX, San Diego, and Yuma are the International Airports.

Los Angeles and San Diego are major seaports.

Border crossing takes place in San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico West, Calexico East, and Andrade.

The interstates within this region are I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, and I-40.

The U.S. highway in this region is route 86.

The State highway in this region is route 111.

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the California Border Alliance Group (CBAG) region of responsibility, highlighting significant trends and law enforcement concerns related 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 CBAG region.


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