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.
Your questions, comments, and suggestions for future subjects are welcome at any time. Addresses are provided at the end of the page.
Figure 1. New Mexico
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. New Mexico HIDTA Region Transportation Infrastructure
Figure 3. Greatest Drug Threat in the New Mexico HIDTA Region as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 4. Money Laundering Techniques Used by Wholesale-Level Distributors as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement in the New Mexico HIDTA, by Number of Respondents
Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures in New Mexico, 2007-2009
Table 2. Drug Seizures in the New Mexico HIDTA Region in Kilograms, 2007-2009
Table 3. Drug Distribution in the New Mexico HIDTA Region
Table 4. Drug-Related Treatment Admissions in New Mexico, 2006-2008
Table 5. Drug Overdose Deaths in the New Mexico HIDTA Region, 2006-2008
Table 6. Unintentional Drug Overdose Death Rates per 100,000 in New Mexico, 2006-2008
Table 7. Origination States for U.S. Currency Seized in New Mexico, 2007-2009
Table 8. U.S. Currency Seized in New Mexico, 2005-2009
Table A1. Marijuana
Threat to New Mexico, by County, 2007-2009
Table A2. Cocaine Threat to New Mexico, by County, 2007-2009
Table A3. Methamphetamine Threat to New Mexico, by County, 2007-2009
Table A4. Heroin Threat to New Mexico, by County, 2007-2009
Table B1. Street Gang and
OMG Level of Involvement and Past Year Change in Drug Distribution Activity, by County
Table B2. Level of Street Gang Involvement in Drug Distribution, by County and Drug Type
Table B3. Level of OMG Involvement in Drug Distribution, by County and Drug Type
The New Mexico High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) is a significant smuggling corridor for illicit drugs along the Southwest Border and a major transit area for drug shipments to markets throughout the United States. A significant portion of the drugs that transit New Mexico enter the United States from Mexico through other Southwest Border states. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and criminal groups represent the single greatest organizational drug threat and dominate the wholesale distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine in the region. Violent crime associated with drug and alien trafficking is a growing concern for law enforcement in the HIDTA region.
The distribution and abuse of ice methamphetamine are the primary drug threats to the New Mexico HIDTA region. Marijuana smuggling and transshipment, particularly in the southern portion of the HIDTA region, is also a principal concern for law enforcement along the New Mexico-Mexico border. Moreover, illicit drug proceeds from drug markets throughout the United States are transported to the region, where they are consolidated by drug traffickers and smuggled into Mexico.
The following are significant strategic drug threat developments in the New Mexico HIDTA region:
To Top To Contents
National Drug Intelligence Center
319 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Tel. (814) 532-4601
FAX (814) 532-4690
Office of Policy and Interagency Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
Robert F. Kennedy Building, Room 3341
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-2000
Telephone: (202) 532-4040
FAX (202) 514-4252
Questions and comments may be directed to Southwest Unit, Regional Threat Analysis Branch through NDIC.Contacts@usdoj.gov.
End of page.