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Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2010

Publication Date: July 2010

Document ID: 2010-R0813-002Cover image of Arizona HIDTA Drug Market Analysis 2010.

Archived on: September 1, 2011. 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. Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. Greatest Drug Threat to the Arizona HIDTA Region as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents

List of Tables

Table 1. Drugs Seized in Arizona HIDTA Counties, in Kilograms, 2005-2009
Table 2. Border Violence by County in Arizona, 2009
Table 3. Total Drug-Related Inpatient Discharges and Emergency Room Visits by Type of Drug, Arizona Residents, 2007-2008

Strategic Drug Threat Developments

The Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) region is a major arrival zone for multiton quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine and, to a lesser extent, cocaine and heroin entering the United States from Mexico. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) that control this activity and the smuggling of hundreds of millions of dollars in bulk cash drug proceeds annually from Arizona into Mexico pose the greatest organizational threat in the region. Violent street gangs that distribute illicit drugs at the wholesale and retail levels in the region pose a major public safety concern. The trafficking and abuse of methamphetamine, followed by marijuana, controlled prescription drugs (CPDs), and heroin, are the primary drug threats to the Arizona HIDTA region.

The following are significant strategic drug threat developments in the Arizona HIDTA region:

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