The United States Department of State (DOS) announced that they are offering up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Irish transnational organized criminal Christopher Vincent Kinahan and his two sons, Daniel Joseph Kinahan and Christopher Kinahan, Jr., for participating in or conspiring to participate in transnational organized crime.
The reward is being offered in collaboration with Ireland’s An Garda Sochana (AGS), the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) along with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the cooperation aims to combat drug trafficking and transnational crime perpetrated by the Kinahan Transnational Criminal Organization wherever it is found.
The Kinahans expanded their narcotics trafficking business to include the United Kingdom and eventually mainland Europe after originally distributing South American cocaine and heroin in Ireland. The Kinahans have also been involved in money laundering, gun trafficking, and murder, in addition to drug trafficking.
The reward is offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP), which has aided in the prosecution of more than 75 international criminals and major narcotics traffickers. Under these initiatives, the Department has paid out more than $135 million in prizes for information that has led to arrests and convictions since its establishment in 1986.
“These actions demonstrate the Department’s commitment to supporting law enforcement efforts to bring transnational criminals to justice.” said the DOS.
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