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Most wanted criminals

Most wanted criminals

These people are sought all over the world. Most of their deeds were done outside the United States.

Moreover, for the first time in recent years, not a single representative was included in the ranking. For a long time, Osama bin Laden was considered "Criminal No. 1", but after his death in May 2011, the ranking was headed by the drug lord from Mexico Joaquin Guzman.

Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman (born 1957). The most wanted criminal in the world is the head of the Mexican drug cartel "Sinaloa". Now he is also included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Guzman began his career in the drug business as a student of Miguel Gallardo, the legendary drug lord of the 80s. At the beginning of the XXI century, Guzman was already in prison, but escaped from there in a basket for dirty laundry. Since then, the drug lord has been hiding from the authorities in the mountains in northwestern Mexico. And his subordinates are waging a cruel and bloody war for spheres of influence not only with competitors, but also with the army and police of the country. Cocaine and marijuana shipments continue to make Guzman billions. Today, a $ 5 million reward has been announced for the capture of Guzman. This is one of the largest awards in the history of the fight against the drug mafia.

Ayman al-Zawahiri (born 1951). After the death of Osama, it was Ayman who became the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network. For a long time he was the second person in this organization. Ayman was born in Egypt and trained as a surgeon. In the 70s, the young man joined the Islamic Jihad extremist group. In 1981, al-Zawahiri was arrested as an accomplice in the assassination of the country's president. Released, Ayman continued his terrorist activities. He led a group of Egyptian Afghans who joined al-Qaeda. In the late 90s, it was Zawahiri who organized the bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In 1996, the terrorist, together with his comrades-in-arms, visited Chechnya and even ended up in prison. However, he was quickly released. Immediately after the events of September 11, 2001, Interpol issued an arrest warrant for Zawahiri. In Egypt, he was sentenced to death in absentia.

Davud Ibrahim (born 1955). This Indian is at the head of a large criminal branching organization D-Company. Her interests are broad, she has penetrated all criminal areas, from drug trafficking to contract killings. The main activities of the syndicate are carried out in India, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The FBI claims that Ibrahim works closely with al-Qaeda, as well as its South Asia branch, Lashkar-e-Taiba. It is this criminal who is blamed for the terrorist attacks on the city of Mumbai in 1993 (257 people were killed and 713 were injured) and in 2008 (166 people died). According to available data, the organization of these actions was carried out from Pakistan, where Ibrahim permanently resides under the cover of local special services. Islamabad itself categorically rejects such information.

Semyon Mogilevich (born 1946). The Russian businessman also has the citizenships of Ukraine, Hungary and Israel. Already in the 70s, Semyon was tried for illegal buying of gold, currency and fraud. After serving time, Mogilevich put together a station group. The restructuring allowed him to organize a legal business - the transportation of goods, a network of paid toilets. In 1988, Mogilevich moved to Hungary, where over time he became the owner of dozens of nightclubs and weapons factories. Nightclubs became hangouts, and factories made products for smuggling. At the same time, the criminal did not lose touch with his homeland. In 1994, at the meeting of the world's largest crime bosses in Italy, Mogilevich represented all the CIS. In 1995, in England, a criminal case was opened against Mogilevich for laundering tens of millions of dollars, a few years later the United States also became interested in the affairs of our compatriot. According to intelligence agencies, Mogilevich may have traded in nuclear weapons. The perpetrator left America, fleeing $ 10 billion laundering charges. The Russian authorities refused to extradite Mogilevich to the American authorities. According to rumors, it was he who was the shadow owner of the companies RosUkrEnergo and Eural Trans Gas, which supplied gas to Ukraine. In 2008, Mogilevich was arrested in Moscow on charges of tax evasion. However, the businessman was quickly released, and his case was closed. America promises 100 thousand dollars to anyone who will help arrest Semyon Mogilevich.

Nasser Al-Wahishi. This criminal has dual citizenship - Yemen and the United States. He is one of the leaders of the al-Qaeda branch in the Arabian Peninsula. It was Al-Wahishi who was involved in recruiting new employees, training them in camps and planning new attacks. In 2006, the perpetrator was arrested in Yemen and charged with kidnapping for ransom. But just a year later, Al-Wahishi was released, now he is hiding in Yemen. The US authorities believe that he is responsible for a series of major terrorist attacks in the region. After the death of Bin Laden, Al-Wahishi from the website of his organization officially threatened the whole world with a new wave of violence.

Matteo Messina Denaro (born 1962). This Sicilian mafioso got the nickname Diabolic ("devilish") from the name of the comic book character. Matteo was born into a criminal family, his father was the capo of the district and was the head of the Mafia commission in Trapani. Already at the age of 14, the young man got acquainted with the rifle, and he committed his first murder at 18. Denaro, according to him, killed about 50 people, and the elimination of a rival, the boss Vincenzo Milazzo, along with his pregnant girlfriend, gave him a cruel reputation. After the death of his father in 1988, Matteo took his place, eventually expanding the boundaries of his criminal management. In 1993, a series of explosions thundered - so the mafia decided to show the state and journalists who is the boss in the house. After that, Denaro was forced to go underground. When Bernardo Provenzano was arrested in 2006, it was Matteo who was named the new boss of Cosa Nostra. The activities of the mafiosi attracted the attention of the FBI, because he works with Colombian drug cartels, the mafia in America and South Africa. The illegal network stretched to Belgium and Germany. Matteo himself has the fame of a life-burner. Mafioso has a weakness for women, expensive cars, watches and clothes, can play for hours on the computer.

Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov (Taiwanchik) (born 1949). This Russian businessman is known for his patronage, in addition to culture, he loves football. Tokhtakhunov even has the Order of the Legion of Honor for helping the culture of France. Alimzhan spent his youth in Tashkent, where he met the future oligarch Mikhail Cherny, Yeltsin's advisor, tennis coach Shamil Tarpishchev. In the 80s, Alimzhan began his criminal career as a professional card player, becoming one of the most famous “katals” of the late Soviet period. Since 1989, Taiwanchik has been a resident of Germany; over time, he received Israeli citizenship. Then there was France, Monte Carlo, Italy. In 2002, at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, a scandal thundered - Tokhtakhunov was accused of rigging the results of figure skating competitions. Representatives of the IOC did not reveal the guilt of the Russian, and the Italian authorities refused to extradite him to the United States. There, many questions have accumulated for Taiwanchik. The American authorities accuse him of dealing in drugs, weapons and stolen cars. As a result, Alimzhan returned to Moscow in 2003. The criminal case in the United States has not been closed, which makes it impossible to travel to most countries. Recently, Tokhtakhunov began to frequently visit Ukraine, taking advantage of the fact that it does not have a bilateral US extradition treaty.

Felicien Kabuga. In 1994, Rwanda suffered massive bloodshed, which became a mourning stain in the country's history. For several decades, there was a civil war in the country based on ethnic contradictions between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes. The signal for genocide was the plane crash with the President of the country on April 6, 1994. The radio station of the African media mogul Felicien Kabuga issued an appeal to the Hutu tribe to crack down on their enemies. As a result, the president's supporters killed more than 800 thousand ethnic Tutsis, as well as some politically moderate Hutus, accusing them of sympathy. A wave of arrests, pain, rape, tragedies swept across the country. Hundreds of thousands of residents fled from the country. Kabuga himself armed his supporters with machetes and hoes, provided them with transport for fast movement. According to the UN report, more than 100 thousand children were left orphans in the country alone. The International Tribunal could not ignore the genocide, demanding to transfer those most responsible for those events. However, the country's authorities do not dare to extradite the rich businessman Kabuga. The United States has offered $ 5 million for any information leading to the arrest of Felicien or any of his accomplices.

Joseph Koni (born 1962). Koni leads the Lord's Resistance Army. This armed group has been trying for a couple of decades to establish the rule of a Christian dictatorship in Uganda based on the Bible and the 10 Commandments. Joseph started out as a Catholic priest. He could not stay away from politics and led the uprising in 1987. For a time he was an associate of his healer cousin. After her death, Koni declared himself the embodiment of the Holy Spirit. However, the actions of the Ugandan regular army, with the support of Sudan, DR Congo and the UN, have recently significantly reduced the power of the Kony army. Joseph's troops can only carry out partisan activities - they attack small villages, drive the peasants into slavery and livestock. The fact that Joseph Koni is still alive became the reason for the legend among the local population that he knows how to stop bullets.

Doku Umarov (born 1964). Doku graduated as a civil engineer, in the 80s was convicted of negligent murder. In 1992, he was charged with the premeditated murder of two people. Hiding from justice, Umarov went to Chechnya, where the flames of war flared up. Umarov quickly made a career there, first leading a detachment of militants, and then becoming a brigadier general. In the government of Maskhadov, Umarov was the Secretary of National Security, but quickly quarreled with him. During the second Chechen campaign, Umarov again takes active steps - kidnaps people for ransom, attacks settlements, and blows up houses. In 2006, Doku Umarov became president of the self-proclaimed republic of Ichkeria. Today Umarov is the leader of the Chechen separatists. The authorities have already reported his death seven times, but the information was incorrect each time. It is Umarov who is behind the loudest terrorist attacks in Russia in recent years - the explosion of the Nevsky Express, the explosions in the Moscow metro in 2010. In early 2011, Umarov announced that it was he who organized the terrorist attack in Domodedovo. Today the United States promises a reward of $ 5 million for the capture of Umarov, and Russia promises the same amount. Currently, the terrorist lives in Turkey, receiving medical assistance there.


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