For more than 35 years, the Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) has been an effective tool to assist the U.S. government in disrupting and dismantling transnational drug trafficking organizations to protect American lives and U.S. national security. The program gives the Secretary of State statutory authority to offer rewards of up to $25 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of narcotics traffickers who operate primarily outside of the United States and are major violators of U.S. narcotics laws.
Successes of the program include the arrests of heads of drug trafficking organizations, as well as other criminals whose international drug trafficking activities are integral to their illicit activities. 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 $135 million in rewards to individuals who came forward with information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of these criminals.
The Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) manages the program in close coordination with the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE/HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other interested U.S. agencies.
Individuals outside the United States wishing to provide information on major narcotics traffickers designated under the NRP should submit information according to the rewards poster issued for each designated target or may contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. In the United States, individuals may also contact the relevant law enforcement agency, such as DEA, FBI, ICE, and other interested U.S. agencies.
Reward offers may be made public on the Department of State website. Government officers and employees are not eligible for rewards. If the Secretary determines that the identity of the recipient of a reward payment must be protected, appropriate measures will be taken to do so to ensure their safety.
The United States Department of State offers rewards of up to $25 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Narcotics Rewards Program-designated narcotic traffickers responsible for trafficking narcotics into the United States. If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in your city. Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.