U.S. Department of Justice
National Drug Intelligence Center
Gulf Coast HIDTA Drug Market Analysis 2010
Mexican DTOs are the principal wholesale and midlevel distributors of powder cocaine, ice methamphetamine, commercial-grade marijuana, and Mexican brown powder heroin and black tar heroin in the Gulf Coast HIDTA region. These traffickers use the region as a transportation corridor for conveying significant quantities of illicit drugs from the Southwest Border to Atlanta and other major markets throughout the Southeast. Mexican DTOs supply illicit drugs to most midlevel and retail-level traffickers in the region, particularly African American and Hispanic distributors.
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