Northwest HIDTA unites federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement personnel with associated resources in furtherance of a common goal — disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking and money laundering organizations that are adversely affecting the region. Operating together enables law enforcement agencies to allocate stretched resources in a more efficient and effective manner. A by-product of this operating model is the marked increase of information and intelligence sharing.
Northwest HIDTA program
Northwest HIDTA’s law enforcement initiatives continue to make significant progress in disrupting or dismantling the most dangerous and prolific drug distributors and money launderers operating in the region.
Illegal organizations affected:
Our initiatives disrupted or dismantled 63 drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. Of these, 26 crossed international borders.
Our initiatives seized illicit drugs worth more than $94.2 million in 2022. Initiatives also seized another $4.0 million in illegal assets such as vehicles, houses, cash, or cryptocurrencies.
Our initiatives apprehended 350 individuals actively evading law enforcement.
Our initiatives seized 716 firearms from individuals suspected to be conducting criminal activities.
Our initiatives removed 5,851 kilograms (kg) of illegal drugs from our streets. This includes 415 kg of fentanyl, 2,240 kg of methamphetamine, 128 kg of heroin, and 99 kg of cocaine.
Fentanyl pills seized:
Initiatives seized 1,531,851 pills containing fentanyl, in addition to 415 kilograms of fentanyl powder. This is enough to provide each person in the City of Seattle with two pills.