The U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Eugenio Darío Molina-López, an international drug trafficker from Guatemala. Molina is a leader of a Transnational Criminal Organization known as Los Huistas. Los Huistas is primarily based in the Huehuetenango region of Northwest Guatemala that borders Mexico. Molina’s leadership within Los Huistas is well known to the U.S. and Guatemalan governments, and both are working together to bring him to justice.
The United States uses a well-coordinated approach to fighting transnational organized crime in Central America. The reward offer for Molina complements a Department of Justice indictment against him and other co-conspirators, as well as a Department of the Treasury action taken by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to impose financial sanctions on Molina and other individuals and entities associated with Los Huistas under Executive Order 14059.
“Criminal groups such as the Los Huistas [drug trafficking organization], contribute to instability in Guatemala and the region,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. “Los Huistas [drug trafficking organization] smuggles deadly narcotics, including cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, from Guatemala through Mexico for distribution in multiple U.S. cities. Treasury and our U.S. and Guatemalan government partners will continue to use every available resource to dismantle these criminal networks.”
More than 75 transnational criminals and major narcotics traffickers have been brought to justice with the help of the Narcotics Rewards Program since its inception in 1986, with the State Department paying more than $135 million in rewards to-date.
Any tips regarding the whereabouts of Molina should be provided to DHS Homeland Security Investigations via WhatsApp, Telegram, or Signal at +1-619-350-2012 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Narcotics Rewards Program and Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program empower the United States to fight transnational crime and bring major fugitives who operate outside the United States to justice.