Following El Chapo's Dramatic Capture: World's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitives

Following El Chapo's Dramatic Capture: World's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitives
Tue Jan 12, 2016 17:44:21

The Mexican cocaine kingpin may be back behind bars again but there are still plenty of other crime bosses, mass murderers and terrorists still at large

He was one of the world’s most wanted men after his brazen escape from jail - using a tunnel in his cell.

But now El Chapo , the man dubbed the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, is finally back behind bars after a bloody gun battle with Mexican marines outside his Los Mochis’ bolthole.

The head of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had been on the run since last July after his Shawshank Redemption-style jailbreak.

But while the drug lord might be facing a long stretch back inside, there are dozens of other crime bosses, terrorists and murderers still very much at large.

Here we look at 5 of the World’s Most Wanted...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The head of the ISIS militant group is a shadowy figure who is careful to reveal little about himself or his whereabouts.

In October 2011 the US officially designated Baghdadi, 44, as a terrorist, and offered a £6m reward for information leading to his capture.

Rumours that he had died surfaced last year after reports that he had been seriously wounded in an air strike.

But he is believed to be in Syria still wielding power over the terror group.

Ismael Zambada García

The Mexican drug lord is part of El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel which smuggles cocaine and heroin into the United States.

Known as El Mayo, Zambada, 68, is one of Mexico’s most enduring and powerful drug lords and has had plastic surgery to disguise himself and enable him to move around Mexico.

The FBI have offered a reward of up to £3.5m for information leading to his capture - and he’s likely to replace El Chapo as leader of the cartel. 

Ayman al-Zawahiri

An eye surgeon who helped found the Egyptian militant group terrorists, al-Zawahiri is the current leader of Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden.

The US Government has offered a £16m bounty on his head information leading to his capture.

Zawahiri, 64, is wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya that killed hundreds of people.

In 2012 he called on Muslims to kidnap westerners.

Matteo Messina Denaro 

The suspected head of the Sicilian Mafia’s Cosa Nostra is known for his womanising playboy lifestyle, driving fast cars, wearing Rolex watches and designer clothes.

He has been a fugitive since 1993 - and is one of the most wanted Mafia bosses.

Nicknamed Diabolik, Matteo, 51, learned to use a gun at 14, committed his first of many murders at 18 and is estimated to have killed at least 50 people.

He was said to have bragged: “I filled a cemetery all by myself.”

Dawood Ibrahim

Ibrahim, 60, is the most wanted man in India and is on Interpol’s wanted list for cheating, criminal conspiracy and running an organised crime syndicate.

He is the leader of the organised crime group D-Company which has engaged in everything from drugs to contract killing.

The US Government says he shares smuggling routes with al Qaeda, and he is suspected of having organised and financed the 1993 Bombay bombings that killed 257 people and wounded 713.

He is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, although the Pakistani authorities deny this, Mirror reported.


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