☷Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Honduran Drug Traffickers to Justice United States Department of State
U.S. Department of State ( By Press Release office)
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The U . S . Department of State is offering rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Honduran drug trafficker Herlinda Bobadilla and her two sons , Tito Montes Bobadilla and Juan Carlos Montes Bobadilla . Their leadership roles in the Montes drug trafficking organization have grown significantly since the 2017 arrest and 2019 extradition to the United States of Herlinda’s third son , Noe Montes Bobadilla , who is currently serving a 37 - year sentence for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine intended for unlawful importation to the United States . The Montes drug trafficking organization imports , supplies , transports , and distributes drugs and launders illicit narcotics proceeds through Central America , Mexico , and the United States . Together , the Department of Justice’s indictment and the Department of State’s reward offers are part of a whole - of - government effort to combat drug trafficking and transnational organized crime globally and in Honduras . Today’s action supports U . S . government efforts to fight the destabilizing effects of transnational crime in Central America . This reward is offered under the Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program ( NRP ) . The NRP has helped bring more than 75 transnational criminals and major narcotics traffickers to justice since its inception in 1986 . The Department has paid more than $135 million in rewards for information leading to apprehensions and convictions . The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs manages the NRP in close coordination with federal law enforcement partners and other U . S . government agencies . These actions demonstrate the Department’s commitment to supporting law enforcement efforts to bring transnational criminals to justice . For more information on the individuals listed above and the NRP and TOCRP , please see https://www . state . gov/bureau - of - international - narcotics - and - law - enforcement - affairs/inl - rewards - program/ .
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