Office of National Drug Control Policy

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 

Office of National Drug Control Policy

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

HIDTAprogram
$74.56 ROI for every $1.00 of HIDTA funding in 2017, excluding funding for prevention and treatment 22,000 Coordinated federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, analysts 3,767Support personnel from some agencies 81,727Trained criminal justice professionals 93,184Arrests 825HIDTA initiatives 67% Of the U.S. population are included in a designated high intensity trafficking area (HIDTA)19.6% Of U.S. counties are also included in designated HIDTAs 2,400 Methamphetamine labs seized in the last three years 364 Labs were dismantled by HIDTA. The number of methamphetamine labs operating in the U.S. continues to decline because of the availability of methamphetamine supplied by organized crime groups operating from Mexico. 304,000 Deconflicted tactical operations from 3,767 law enforcement agencies 24,161 Investigations provided with analytics supported by HIDTA analysts 96% Positive results from follow-up surveys about HIDTA training 23 production labs dismantled by HIDTA that were manufacturing controlled substances from precursors or otherwise legal substances and 214 conversion labs that were transforming an illegal substance into another, usually a more potent form of the active ingredient; e.g., cocaine HCL into crack or marijuana into “Honey Butane Oil” 8 of the production labs were manufacturing fentanyl powder and 181 of the conversion labs were turning marijuana into cannabis oils and wax These labs were capable of producing 16.8 kilograms of fentanyl and 194 kilograms of enhanced potency cannabis, respectively, in one “cook” 19,314Removed firearms associated with criminal organizations 1,376Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Investigations 2,857Disrupted or dismantled drug trafficking or money laundering organizations $1.1 billionSeized in illegally-gained cash from drug trafficking and money laundering organizations - a total of about four times the amount of federal funds appropriated for the program $6.2 billionIn cash seizures alone since 2010 $158 millionIn other seized properties and assets $16.8 Billion wholesale value of illicit drugs removed from the marketplace 8,326Investigated drug trafficking and money laundering organizations 428,000 Dosage units of prescription narcotics 49,573 Units of fentanyl5.4Tons of heroin1.5Tons of prescription narcotics HIDTA Works The goals of the HIDTA program are to:● disrupt the market for illegal drugs by dismantling and disrupting drug trafficking and/or money laundering organizations; and● improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HIDTA initiatives Help reduce drug use & its adverse consequences. The 28 HIDTAs coordinate federal, state and local anti-drug abuse efforts from a local, regional and national perspective leveraging resources at all levels in a true partnership. Every year HIDTAs identify the most current threat, develop a strategy to address the threat and evaluate the results. This procedure allows HIDTAs the flexibility to adjust in a timely manner to redirect resources to have the greatest impact in an effective and efficient manner. ● Laser-focused on outcomes and performance● Provides unprecedented national connectivity; provides the federal government with timely access to regionalized information and perspective on drug threats and trends throughout the country● Cost-effective, highly productive and demonstrates a significant return on investment (ROI)● Operates seamlessly across all levels; a force-multiplier fostering strong partnerships between federal, state, local and tribal agencies 47,098Apprehended fugitives involved with drug traffick- ing, violent crimes and gangs, other major crimes 72%Of those par-ticipants were from state, local, or tribal agencies 98% Of agents and officers that were surveyed, reported that HIDTA assistance was useful 2,127 Tons of marijuana plantsand products183Tons of powder cocaine and crack 34Tons of powder and crystal meth1.5Tons of fentanyl powder Produced by the National HIDTA Assistance Center Amount of illegal drugs removed from our communities