The Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) was established by Congress in 1986 as a tool to assist the U.S. Government in identifying and bringing to justice major violators of U.S. narcotics laws responsible for bringing hundreds of tons of illicit drugs into the United States each year.
The program gives the Secretary of State statutory authority to offer rewards of up to $25 million for information leading to a series of law enforcement objectives, including the arrest and/or conviction of major narcotics traffickers who operate primarily outside of the United States and violate U.S. narcotics laws.
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), the 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 may contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. In the United States, individuals should 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.