Congress established the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP) in 2013 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 of up to $25 million for information leading to several desired law enforcement objectives, including the arrest and/or conviction in any country of any individuals participating in, or conspiring to participate in transnational organized crime; the disruption of financial mechanisms of a transnational organized crime group; and the identification or location of an individual who holds a key leadership position in a transnational organized crime group.
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 and U.S. federal law enforcement agencies.
Individuals outside the United States wishing to provide information on transnational organized criminals designated under the TOCRP may contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. In the United States, individuals should contact the relevant law enforcement agency, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other interested U.S. agencies.
Reward offers may be made public on the State Department website . Government officers and employees are not eligible for rewards. Individuals who receive reward payments will be afforded confidentiality to the extent possible in each individual case. 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.