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Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis

Publication Date: June 2007

Document ID: 2007-R0813-011

Archived on:  July 1, 2009. 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 vetted 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 Markets


Houston Drug Market




Drug-Related Crime



Illicit Finance

Outlying Markets
Beaumont/Port Arthur
     Corpus Christi
     Southern Houston HIDTA Region
     Padre Island National Seashore



List of Figures

Figure 1. Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Figure 2. Houston HIDTA transportation infrastructure.
Figure 3. Padre Island National Seashore.

List of Tables

Table 1. Houston HIDTA Drug Seizures, by Drug, 2004-2006
Table 2. Methamphetamine Laboratories Seized in the Houston HIDTA Region, by County, 2004-2006
Table 3. Primary Gangs in the Houston HIDTA Region Involved in Violent Criminal Acts, Drug Trafficking, and Recruitment Activities
Table 4. Texas Department of Public Safety Drug Seizures, by Drug, in Harris County, 2005-2006
Table 5. Violent Crime in Houston, 2005-2006


Figure 1. Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Map showing the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

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

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