He is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, perhaps in the Waziristan region. Former U.S. President, G.W. Bush authorized a $25 million bounty, but for the last seven years, the 51 year old Saudi Arabian has managed to evade the largest man hunt in history.
In the shady world of South American drug cartels, it takes a particular breed of nastiness to topple the Columbians, famed for their particular brand of ruthlessness that allowed them to dominate the drug trade into the United States. So when Guzman established himself as the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, it goes with out saying that he did so in a wave of bloodshed that has killed thousands, including priests and policemen.
Known as 'El Chapo' or 'Shorty', the Mexican kingpin specialized in importing cocaine from Columbia and smuggling it into the U.S through elaborate tunnels. He was arrested in 2001 and placed in a Mexican maximum security prison, and was due to be extradited to the States. However, so deep was his influence that he orchestrated his escape, allegedly in a laundry truck, with the help of no less than seventy eight people, including, it is rumored, the facility director.
Since then he has evaded capture, while being indicted by the United States and a five million bounty has been placed on his head.
Originally from Uzbekistan, Tokhtakhounov has established himself as the modern face of the Russian mafia. Known as 'Taiwanchik' for his Asiatic features, Tokhtakhounov is suspected to be a major player in the trafficking of drugs, illegal arms and stolen motor vehicles.
He is also rumored to be heavily involved in the fixing of high profile events, ranging from beauty pageants to Olympic events at the Utah Winter Games. In 2002, he was indicted by the U.S. government for bribing Olympic figure skating judges to favor the French team, robbing the Canadians of gold medals in the pair's competition. The U.S. tried to get him extradited from Italy after his arrest there, but he was released and has since disappeared into Russia.
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar
Arguably the most wanted man in India's history; this son of an Indian policeman allegedly oversees a criminal empire that stretches across Mumbai, Pakistan and Dubai. His organized crime group, 'D-Company' is reportedly involved in drug trafficking, counterfeiting, weapons smuggling, and murder. Ibrahim has been accused of masterminding the 1993 Bombay Blasts that killed 257 people and wounded 713.
According to reports, the lone surviving gunman from the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, Ajmal Amir Kasab, has allegedly confessed to authorities that Ibrahim's organization provided the terrorists with the arms and explosives to carry out the attacks.
The Indian government has long suspected him of having ties with Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence agency and believes that the Pakistan government is sheltering him in Karachi. The United States government has declared him a 'global terrorist' and has associated him with Al Qaeda. The United Nations has attempted to freeze his assets and Interpol has placed him on their most wanted list, but as yet he remains protected in Pakistan. It's been rumored that the 52 year old has had significant plastic surgery to alter his appearance.
Matteo Messina Denaro
The 'playboy' of the Italian mafia, Denaro seen as the most powerful and influential member of the Costa Nostra, taking advantage of the vacuum in power left by the arrest of long time leaders like Bernardo Provenzano in 2006.
Denaro is known for his taste in expensive watches, fast cars and young women, but this is no mere playboy playing gangster, Denaro has been implicated in the deadly 1993 bomb attacks that forced the Italian government to stop its campaign to crack down on the mafia. He is also rumored to be heavily involved in the international drug trade and extortion rackets. Recently, "Diabolik" as he is also known, has been rumored to be involved in money laundering rings that allow him to circulated hundreds of millions of dollars. It has also been estimated that he has been involved in the murders of at least 50 people.
The Sicilian has since evaded arrest following the 1993 attacks and has been sentenced to life in prison (in absentia).
The most wanted man in Africa, Kabuga is held responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, having been the driving force behind the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda issued an international arrest warrant for Kabuga, a rich businessman, and charged him with crimes including genocide, the conspiracy to commit genocide and the complicity in genocide. He has been accused of bankrolling the Hutu militias who carried out the massacres of over 800,000 Tutsi civilians over a period of 100 days in Rwanda. He allegedly provided arms, transportation and uniforms to the militias and purchased thousands of machetes and hoes, which were used as weapons to attack unarmed civilians. Kabuga's radio station was also heard to propagate extremist Hutu ideology and exhort the militias to wipe out the Tutsi population.
Following the conquest of Rwanda by the Tutsi dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front, Kabuga has fled the country and is currently a fugitive, having attempted to seek refuge in Switzerland and the Democratic Republic of Congo, before being admitted into Kenya, where he is rumored to be a resident in Nairobi.
The founder and head of The Lord's Resistance Army, a guerilla group that is conducting a violent and bloody campaign to establish a theocratic government in Uganda, using a system of governance based on the Bible and the Ten Commandments.
Kony has been issued with a warrant by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. It is believed that under his direction, the LRA has been responsible for the displacement of two million people, the abduction of approximately 60,000 people, including 30,000 children, who are used as soldiers in his campaign of murder, destruction, rape, sexual slavery and mutilation. Allegedly, Kony has been known force children to murder their own parents as part of their initiation into the LRA.
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the United States government placed Kony on their 'global terrorist' list, a move that carries severe financial and other penalties. It is unknown whether Kony has any assets that would be affected by this designation.
James 'Whitey' Bulger
The leader of an Irish-American crime family, Bulger controlled the drug trade and extortion rackets in South Boston, building up a fortune that is believed to be in excess of $50 million. He has been implicated in a number of murders, and has been known to associate with a number of major criminal enterprises across North America and Europe, including the Irish Republican Army.
According to sources, Bulger was a gangster of the old school, refusing to deal in heroin and to children, extracting violent retribution against dealers who disobeyed his edicts.
The FBI has tracked Bulger for more than a decade, placing him on their 'Ten Most Wanted' list and a $1 million bounty on his head. However, due to his wealth and extensive lists of contacts built up over the decades, the 80 year old mob boss has managed to evade capture, and is currently rumored to have relocated to Sicily, with last confirmed sighting of him being in London, 2002.
The kingpin of an Iranian crime family, Tahvili is believed to be connected to various triads and global criminal groups. Known as "Nino", the Iranian is based in Canada and is suspected of heading up one of the major crime organizations operating of the Iranian community in Canada.
In 2005, Tahvili was arrested for the torture and sexual assault of a male relative of an associate he suspected of stealing $500,000 dollars from him. He was awaiting sentencing in a maximum security prison in British Columbia, but walked out after bribing a guard with $50,000.