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U.S. paid $30 million in last 3 years to drug informants

The United States paid $10 million in each of the past three years to informants in an effort to capture major druglords, a senior government official told lawmakers Thursday.

The program, sponsored by the State Department, has paid out $71 million since it was launched in 1986, said Brooke Darby, deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.