›› Texas: Drug
Due to its geographical proximity to Mexico, drug smuggling/transportation throughout
Texas is dominated by Mexican trafficking organizations. Although there is
a significant drug abuse problem in Texas, more tons of illicit drugs pass
through the state than are delivered for internal consumption. The primary
drugs that are smuggled through Texas are cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and
Texas is a distribution and transshipment area for cocaine that is transported
to destinations throughout the United States. In the larger cities and the
small towns crack cocaine remains easily attainable.
Mexican black tar and Mexican brown heroin continue to remain the primary heroin
threats in Texas. There has also been an increase in the availability of
Colombian and Southwest Asian heroin in Texas.
Methamphetamine is readily available throughout Texas. Small clandestine laboratories
produce small amounts of extremely high-quality methamphetamine and are encountered
in both rural and urban areas of Texas.
- Club Drugs
Club drugs are available in all the major cities. The most frequently abused
of these club drugs are Ecstasy, LSD, Ketamine, and GHB. Other illegal drugs
that are readily available include Rohypnol and PCP.
Marijuana remains readily available and is the most widely used illegal drug
throughout the state of Texas. At the Ports of Entry, ton quantity seizures
of marijuana are made from commercial trucks entering the United States.