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NCJ Number: 228257 Find in a Library
Title: New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area: Drug Market Analysis 2009
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America

New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
New York, NY 10011
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2009-R0813-024
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
319 Washington Street, Fifth FL.
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 2009 report assesses the illicit drug situation in the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NY/NJ HIDTA) including the 17 counties of this region.
Abstract: The NY/NJ HIDTA region is a national distribution center for illicit drugs, primarily cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Wholesale quantities entering the area from Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the Southwest Border area are divided into smaller quantities for distribution within the region and throughout the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. Data regarding illicit drugs is gained from seizures in the area, indicating that cocaine and heroin pose the most significant threat. Colombian drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) dominate the area, although Dominican, Mexican, and Asian DTOs are expanding their operations. Drug distribution is the primary source of revenue for street gangs in the region, resulting in an increase in gang related violence. The number of gang-related arrests has increased, as has the drug related violent crime. Heroin trafficking and abuse is expected to increase as cocaine shortages continue and crystal methamphetamine abuse continues to spread, perpetrated by the Mexican DTOs. Tables, figures, appendixes, and list of sources
Main Term(s): Drug business; Drug cartels
Index Term(s): Canada; Club Drugs; Cocaine; Colombia; Controlled Substances; Designer drugs; Dominican Republic; Drug abuse; Drug detection; Drug Interdiction; Drug law enforcement; Drug offenders; Drug Policy; Drug purchases; Drug smuggling; Drug sources; Drug use; Heroin; Marijuana; Methamphetamines; Mexico; New Jersey; New York; Prescription drugs
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