U.S. offers reward for information on Central Asia criminal network

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The United States is offering a reward of up to 1 million U.S. dollars for information about a criminal network based in Central Asia, the State Department said Thursday.

The network of Kamchybek Kolbayev is allegedly involved in drug trafficking, arms trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, and other crimes, the State Department said in a statement, which added the network is also part of the broader Brothers' Circle transnational criminal organization composed of leaders and members of several Eurasian criminal groups.

The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted Kolbayev for acting for or on behalf of the Brothers' Circle in February 2012.