Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Bolivian Narcotics Trafficker to Justice
The U.S. Department of State is announcing a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the conviction of Maximiliano Dávila Perez, a Bolivian national. Dávila is the former Director of the Bolivian Special Forces for the Fight Against Drug Trafficking (Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico, or FELCN). During his time as FELCN Director, Dávila is believed to have used his position to safeguard aircraft used to transport cocaine through third countries for distribution in the United States. Moreover, both prior to and during his time as FELCN Director, Dávila was allegedly involved in narcotics trafficking and money laundering.
On September 22, 2020, Dávila and associates were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York. The indictment charges Dávila with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and conspiring to use or carry machine guns during and in relation to, and to possess machine guns in furtherance of, the drug trafficking conspiracy.
This reward is offered under the Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP), which the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) manages in close coordination with U.S. federal law enforcement partners and other U.S. government agencies. More than 75 transnational criminals and major narcotics traffickers have been brought to justice with the help of the NRP and the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP) since 1986, with the Department paying more than $135 million in rewards to date.