INL Rewards Programs

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs manages two U.S. government programs that offer rewards for information leading to the capture and/or arrest 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.

Narcotics Rewards Program

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 in different regions and countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Mexico, and Pakistan. Successes include the arrests of heads of drug trafficking organizations, members of terrorist organizations, and warlords whose international drug trafficking activities have been their main source of revenue. To date, the NRP has brought more than 70 foreign major violators of U.S. Narcotics laws to justice. Learn More»

Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program

Building on the success of the Narcotics Rewards Program, Congress established the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program in 2013 as a tool to enhance the ability of the U.S. government to disrupt and dismantle significant transnational criminal organizations. The program gives the Secretary of State statutory authority to offer rewards for information leading 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 is a key element of the White House Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime, which recognizes that transnational criminal networks are not only expanding in size and scope, but also diversifying their illicit activities. 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»