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Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009

Publication Date: April 2009

Document ID: 2009-R0813-028

Cover image for Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009.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 coordinated 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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Contents

Preface

Strategic Drug Threat Developments

HIDTA Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations

Production

Transportation

Distribution

Drug-Related Crime

Abuse

Illicit Finance

Outlook

Sources


List of Figures

Figure 1. Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

List of Tables

Table 1. Drug Seizures in the Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands HIDTA Region, in Kilograms, by Drug, 2008


Preface

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands (PR/USVI) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), 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 PR/USVI HIDTA.

Figure 1. Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Map showing the Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
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Addresses

National Drug Intelligence Center
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Johnstown, PA 15901-1622

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FAX (814) 532-4690
E-mail NDIC.Contacts@usdoj.gov

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Washington, DC 20530-2000

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RISS:  ndic.riss.net


Questions and comments may be directed to Southeast/Florida/Caribbean Unit, Regional Threat Analysis Branch through NDIC.Contacts@usdoj.gov.


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