New Mexico HIDTA - Southwest Border (NMHIDTA)

New Mexico HIDTA
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 transshipment corridor for illicit drug trafficking with its transportation infrastructure and 180 miles of international border with Mexico.

Mission Statement
To reduce drug availability by supporting multi-agency task forces and facilitating intelligence-driven interdiction and investigation aimed at disrupting or dismantling international and domestic drug trafficking organizations and their harmful consequences.

Vision Statement
New Mexico Region of the SWB HIDTA, through its Executive Committee and participating agencies, will become the lead, coordinating counter narcotics program for New Mexico. It will enhance the coordination of drug control efforts and the collection and dissemination of intelligence/information among local, state, tribal, and Federal law enforcement agencies. It will also facilitate intelligence driven investigations to combat drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States.

NMHIDTA Counties Regions

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Year of Designation: 1990
Geographic Area of Responsibility by County: Bernalillo, Chaves, Hidalgo, Dona Ana, Eddy,Grant, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe, Valencia, Taos and Torrance Counties and all the municipalities therein Taos Eddy Lea Chaves Dona Ana Otero Luna Grant Hidalgo San Juan Sandoval Rio Arriba Bernalillo Sante Fe Lincoln Torrance Valencia