The US Department of States provides rewards up to $ 5 million under the Narcotics Rewards Program for information leading to the arrest or conviction of major narcotics traffickers who operate from outside the US to send drugs into the US.
The US government is committed to keep the identity of the person disclosing such sensitive information secret. The US government is even prepared to relocate the provider of such information or his family in order to ensure their safety and security.
The Congress set up these rewards program in 1986 to bring to justice international drug traffickers responsible for bringing illicit drugs into the US. An inter-departmental committee scrutinizes the reward proposals and thereafter makes recommendations to the Secretary of State for reward payment, who takes decision in the matter. However, in cases involving federal criminal jurisdiction, the Secretary of State must take the approval of the Attorney General.