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West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009

Publication Date: March 2009

Document ID: 2009-R0813-032

Archived on: September 1, 2011. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

Cover image for West Texas 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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Strategic Drug Threat Developments

HIDTA Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations




Drug-Related Crime


Illicit Finance



List of Figures

Figure 1. West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

List of Tables

Table 1. Drug Availability in the West Texas HIDTA, National Drug Threat Survey 2009
Table 2. Drug and Money Laundering Organizations Operating in the West Texas HIDTA Region
Table 3. Drug Seizures in Mexico, in Kilograms, 2005-2007
Table 4. Drug Seizures in the West Texas HIDTA Region, in Kilograms, 2006-2008
Table 5. Number of Adult Drug-Related Treatment Admissions to Publicly Funded Facilities in the West Texas HIDTA Region, 2006-2008


Figure 1. West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Map showing the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the West Texas 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 West Texas HIDTA.


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