New Mexico HIDTA Program Overview


The New Mexico High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area consists of 17 HIDTA designated counties working together to coordinate drug intelligence, interdiction, investigation, and prosecution efforts to reduce the impact of illicit drugs in New Mexico, along the southwest border, and throughout the United States. New Mexico is a prime trans-shipment corridor for illicit drug trafficking with its transportation infrastructure and 180 miles of international border with Mexico.

Year of Designation: 1990

Geographic Area of Responsibility by County: Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe, Taos, Torrance, Valencia Counties and all the municipalities therein