As part of a new interagency effort to apprehend drug trafficker Adelmo Niebla-Gonzalez, the State Department is offering up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.
Numerous investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have identified Niebla-Gonzalez as the alleged leader of a Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO). The Niebla-Gonzalez TCO is a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. The Niebla-Gonzalez TCO is responsible for the transportation and importation of hundreds of thousands of kilograms of marijuana and thousands of kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexico into the United States. The Niebla-Gonzalez TCO is also responsible for the exportation of hundreds of millions of dollars in drug proceeds in the form of bulk cash and the exportation of weapons from the United States into Mexico. This $5 million reward offer demonstrates the seriousness of U.S. intentions to track down this fugitive.
This reward is offered under the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ (INL) Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP). More than 67 major narcotics traffickers have been brought to justice under the NRP since it began in 1986. The Department of State has paid more than $108 million in rewards for information leading to those apprehensions.
The Department of State works around the world to stop the supply of drugs headed to our nation, and to build international cooperation to combat criminal transnational drug traffickers.