The Gulf Coast HIDTA is situated between major drug corridors along the Southwest Border and lucrative distribution markets along the East Coast and in the Midwest. This has resulted in significant illicit transshipment activity, including drugs and aliens, by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) on our interstate highway system. These same organizations transport illicit proceeds of their enterprise in bulk cash and weapons to the Mexican border. The interstate highway system that traverses the four states, including I-10, I-20 and I-40, are used as their primary corridors. They also intersect with four north-south interstates and countless subordinate highways to provide an effective transportation network for DTOs.
The collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence are integral components of the Gulf Coast (GC) HIDTA strategy. Servicing the intelligence-related needs of GC HIDTA enforcement initiatives is the mission of the Investigative Support Network (ISN) Initiative.
The ISN is comprised of the following components: the Network Coordination Group (NCG), Training Coordinator, Investigative Support Teams (IST), the BLOC/HIDTA Watch Center, the Technical Support Team (TST), and the GC HIDTA Wire Intercept Support Center.
Gulf Coast HIDTA invites you to visit our Training Website. This website will guide you to different areas of the site and will provide you with valuable information.
Gulf Coast HIDTA Training is open to all Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Personnel, Criminal Analysts, Investigator Assistants, Counter-drug Operation Supervisors and Military Personnel, both Active and Reserve. All GCHIDTA training is FREE OF CHARGE, the only expense to you or your agency is travel, meals and lodging.
Gulf Coast HIDTA Mission Statement
The mission of the Gulf Coast HIDTA is to reduce illicit drug availability and its harmful consequences within its designated areas by supporting intelligence-driven task forces and supporting infrastructure designed to target, disrupt and eliminate drug trafficking organizations impacting our region and beyond.
Gulf Coast HIDTA Vision Statement
The vision of the Gulf Coast HIDTA is to significantly reduce drug availability in its six-state area by maximizing the collaborative and cooperative efforts of its participating law enforcement agencies.