ANTICRIME REWARDS PROGRAMS
The Department of State manages two U.S. government programs that offer rewards of up to $25 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of members of significant transnational criminal organizations and the disruption of other forms of transnational organized crime. The Narcotics Rewards Program and Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program enhance the ability of the United States to combat transnational crime and bring major fugitives who operate outside the United States to justice.
For more than 30 years, the Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) has been an effective tool to assist the U.S. government in identifying and bringing to justice major violators of U.S. narcotics laws. The program supports law enforcement operations across the globe. Successes include the arrests of heads of drug trafficking organizations, as well as other criminals whose international drug trafficking activities have been their main source of revenue. To date, the NRP has helped bring more than 75 foreign major violators of U.S. narcotics laws to justice, and the Department of State has paid over $130 million in rewards to individuals who came forward with information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of these criminals. Learn more>>>
Building on the success of the Narcotics Rewards Program, the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP) supports law enforcement efforts to disrupt and dismantle significant transnational criminal organizations. The program gives the Secretary of State statutory authority to offer rewards for information leading to the dismantling of transnational criminal organizations, the arrest and/or conviction of members and leaders who operate primarily outside the United States, and the disruption of their financial mechanisms. The program covers transnational crimes beyond drug trafficking that threaten national interests, such as human trafficking, wildlife trafficking, cybercrime, money laundering, and trafficking in arms and other illicit goods. Learn more>>>
Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) and Transnational Organized Crime Sanctions Program (E.O. 13581): The Department of the Treasury coordinates with the Department of State on these sanctions programs aimed at disrupting and dismantling narcotics trafficking and transnational organized crime networks. To date, over 2,200 individuals have been designated under the Kingpin Act and more than 115 individuals have been designated pursuant to E.O. 13581.