Sunday, February 20, 2011

Top 10: World’s Most Wanted Criminals

These are considered the worst of the worst. From terrorists to crime lords and maybe even an illegal weapons dealer (I dunno, haven’t written that far yet) these guys are wanted on an international level.

10. Omid Tahvili- Crime Boss

Don’t be fooled by his jovial, happy-go-lucky photograph. Born in Tehran, Iran,Omid Tahvili is the kingpin of an Iranian organized crime family in Canada. Tahvili’s family is connected to various international crime organizations. In April 2008, he was listed as one of the world’s most wanted fugitives.

9. James “Whitey” Bulger- Crime Boss

In 1999, Bulger was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The alleged leader of the Winter Hill Gang, a Irish-American crime family, he is currently wanted for racketeering, murder, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, conspiracy to commit extortion, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering and narcotics distribution. In October 2007 he became wanted by Interpol.

8. Joseph Kony- Human Rights Violator/Dictator Wannabe

Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a guerrilla group that is engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government in Uganda. Contrary to Christian teachings however, the LRA earned a reputation for its actions against the people of northern Uganda.
Estimates state that the LRA has abducted an estimated 30,000 children and displaced 1.6 million people since its rebellion began in 1986. Currently Kony is wanted internationally for Human Rights violations and is hiding in a jungle somewhere in Africa.

7. Felicien Kabuga- Bankrolling Genocide

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda issued an international arrest warrant for Kabuga in August 1999. He was charged with genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and complicity in genocide.
According to June 2008 reports by a blogger calling himself African Press International (API), Kabuga was in hiding in Oslo, and might be seeking to turn himself in. So far there has been no real luck in locating him.

6. Matteo Messina Denaro- Mafia Boss

Matteo Messina Denaro is a Sicilian mafioso. He is thought to be one of the new leaders of Cosa Nostra replacing Bernardo Provenzano who was arrested in 2006. He has been a fugitive since 1993.

5. Dawood Ibrahim- Terrorist/Mafia Boss

Dawood Ibrahim is accused of an illegal empire. After the 1993 Bombay bombings, Ibrahim became India’s most wanted man.It is thought that Ibrahim maintains close links with al-Qaida’s Osama bin Laden.
The United States declared Dawood Ibrahim a “global terrorist” in 2003 and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations.
It’s not just the U.S. that’s after him either- Indian and Russian intelligence agencies have implicated Ibrahim in several other terror attacks, including the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

4. Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov- Organized Crime and Figure Skating Fixing

One of the biggest crimes associated with this guy is his name…WOW. Alimzhan Tursunovich Tokhtakhunov is a businessman and suspected criminal.
ATT (It’s just easier that way) is accused in relations with organized crime and bribing of figure skating judges in the 2002 Winter Olympics. His nickname is “Taiwanchik.”

3.Joaquín Guzmán Loera – Crime Lord

Joaquín Guzmán Loera nicknamed “El Chapo” is a Mexican drug lord who heads the drug trafficking organization referred to as the Sinaloa Cartel. He became Mexico’s top drug kingpin in 2003 at the age of 46.

2. Alfonso Cano- Guerrilla Leader

Colombia’s Administrative Department of Security issued warrants through Interpol to 179 countries for Cano.There is also a reward of up to US$500,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the FARC leader. The RARC-EP is a group of Colombian rebels responsible for distention and several score of human rights violations.

1. Osama bin Laden- World Enemy #1

Wanted by the US since 2001 in connection with a whole shopping list of various terrorist activities, bin Laden is World Enemy #1. It is thought that he is in hiding in Afghanistan or possibly Pakistan. The harsh truth is he could be in Akron, Ohio for all the stumbling that’s been going on finding this guy.