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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Figure 1. North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. North Texas HIDTA Region Transportation Infrastructure
Figure 3. Greatest Drug Threat to the North Texas HIDTA Region as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 4. Drug Availability in the North Texas HIDTA Region as Reported by Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 5. Drug Most Associated With Property Crime in the North Texas HIDTA Region, as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 6. Drug Most Associated With Violent Crime in the North Texas HIDTA Region, as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Illicit Drug Seizures, North Texas HIDTA Initiatives, in Kilograms, 2005-2009
Table 2. Other Drug Seizures in the North Texas HIDTA Region, 2008-2009
Table 3. Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organizations Operating in the North Texas HIDTA Region, 2009
Table 4. Active Hispanic Gangs in the Major Drug Markets of the North Texas HIDTA Region, 2009
Table 5. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizure Incidents in North Texas HIDTA Counties, 2007-2009
Table 6. Adult Drug-Related Treatment Admissions in Texas: North Texas HIDTA Counties and Statewide, by Drug, 2007-2009
Table 7. Adult Drug-Related Treatment Admissions in Oklahoma: North Texas HIDTA Counties and Statewide, by Drug, 2007-2009
Table 8. Illicit and Controlled Prescription Drug-Related Deaths in Oklahoma: North Texas HIDTA Counties and Statewide, 2009
The North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) region is a major regional- and national-level transportation and distribution area for cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin supplied to U.S. drug markets primarily in the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), which pose the greatest organizational threat to the region, use the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the Oklahoma City area to store and distribute illicit drugs destined for drug markets throughout the United States and to consolidate bulk cash drug proceeds smuggled into Mexico.
The following are significant strategic drug threat developments in the North Texas HIDTA:
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