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South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009

Publication Date: April 2009

Document ID: 2009-R0813-030

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Archived on: July 1, 2010. 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 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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Strategic Drug Threat Developments

HIDTA Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations




Drug-Related Crime


Illicit Finance



List of Figures

Figure 1. South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. South Florida HIDTA Transportation Infrastructure

List of Tables

Table 1. South Florida HIDTA Drug Seizures, in Kilograms, 2008
Table 2. Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Sites Seized and Plants Eradicated in South Florida HIDTA Counties, 2005-2008
Table 3. Retail-Level Drug Distribution in the South Florida HIDTA Region, 2008
Table 4. Drug-Related Treatment Admissions to Publicly Funded Facilities in Florida, 2003-2007
Table 5. Drug Mentions in Deceased Persons in Broward, Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties, 2004-2008


Figure 1. South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Map showing the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the South Florida 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 South Florida HIDTA.


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