The US government has been fighting transnational organized crime through its Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP) since 2013. The program, managed by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), offers rewards of up to $25 million to individuals who provide information leading to the reduction of transnational crime, disruption of the financial mechanisms that enable them, and the arrest and/or conviction of members and leaders of these criminal networks.
The TOCRP targets transnational crimes that cause direct and significant harm to lives and communities, including cybercrime, human trafficking, money laundering, wildlife trafficking, and trafficking in arms and other illicit goods. The program is aimed at protecting American lives and national security by disrupting and dismantling illicit trafficking and other transnational criminal networks.
The program is managed in close coordination with the Department of Justice and other US federal law enforcement agencies. Individuals outside the United States wishing to provide information on transnational organized criminals designated under the TOCRP should submit information according to the rewards poster issued for each designated target or may contact the nearest US embassy or consulate. In the United States, individuals may also contact the relevant law enforcement agency, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or other interested US agencies.
It is important to note that reward offers may be made public on the State Department website, but government officers and employees are not eligible for rewards. Additionally, if the Secretary of State determines that the identity of the recipient of a reward payment must be protected, appropriate measures will be taken to do so.
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It should be noted that this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or encouragement to engage in any illegal activities. Readers are advised to exercise caution and consult with legal and/or security professionals before taking any action related to transnational organized crime.