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Antonio Indjai Reward Poster (Accessible – English) [192 KB]
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Antonio Indjai

NAME: Antonio Indjai
ALIASES: Antonio Injai
DOB: January 22, 1955
POB: Guinea-Bissau
NATIONALITY: Guinea-Bissau
CITIZENSHIP: Guinea-Bissau
HEIGHT: Unknown
WEIGHT: Unknown

Antonio Indjai is the former head of the Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces and has been the subject of a United Nations travel ban since May 2012, as a result of his participation in an April 2012 coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau.   Indjai led a criminal organization which took an active part in drug trafficking in Guinea-Bissau and the region for many years, weven while serviing as head of the Guinea Bissau Armed Forces.  Indjai was seen as one of the most powerful destabilizing figures in Guinea-Bissau, operating freely throughout West Africa, using illegal proceeds to corrupt and destabilize other foreign governments and undermine the rule of law throughout the region. 

 According to the January 2013 indictment, in the summer of 2012, DEA confidential sources, representing themselves as members/associates of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), began communicating with Indjai and his co-conspirator associates in Guinea-Bissau.  Between June and November 2012, Indjai agreed to receive and store multi-ton quantities of cocaine purportedly owned by the FARC, which he understood would be sold for the benefit of the FARC.  Indjai and other co-conspirators agreed to purchase weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, for the FARC using drug proceeds and established a front company in Guinea-Bissau to complete the illicit weapons transactions.   

Indjai was charged in two indictments, an initial indictment, filed on December 12, 2012, and a superseding indictment filed on January 8, 2013. Both indictments were filed in the Southern District of New York, charging Indjai and five others with violations of Title 21, U.S.C. Section 960a, Narcoterrorism Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Import Cocaine in violation of Title 21, U.S.C. Section 959(a) and 960(a)(3).  The first indictment also charged Indjai and his coconspirators in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. Section 2339b, Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and the superseding indictment also charged Indjai and four of his coconspirators with violating Title 18, U.S.C. Section 2332g, Conspiracy to Acquire and Transfer Anti-Aircraft Missiles.  

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Antonio Indjai.   

If you have information, please contact the DEA at +1-202-780-9251 via telephone/text/WhatsApp/Signal, or by email at  If you are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in your city.  


Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards. 

U.S. Department of State

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