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You are wanted by Interpol, CIA, MI5 and the MI6. The new documentary series on Netflix "World's Most Wanted" is now dedicated to the most wanted criminals in the world. Which criminals the law enforcement officers want to see behind bars as quickly as possible.

The streaming service Netflix is ​​launching a new series: Everything revolves around the most wanted criminals in the world. The first season of the crime series is about the following 5 people and their crimes:

Félicien Kabuga

Félicien Kabuga was born in 1935 in what is now Rwanda and was a wealthy businessman and a close confidante of ex-President Juvénal Habyarimana. He is accused of being involved in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The genocide was triggered by the assassination of President Juvénal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994. At that time, around 800,000 to 1,000,000 people were killed in 100 days by extremists of the Hutu majority.

Félicien Kabuga was searched worldwide with several international arrest warrants. He lived under a false name for years before he was arrested in France on May 16, 2020. On his escape from the authorities, he acquired a total of 28 fake identities. He also maintained relationships with influential people. The 84-year-old managed to hide successfully from the investigators for years. Finally he was arrested in a suburb of Paris under the direction of the international criminal court IRMCT (International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals). French investigators had previously found out his whereabouts by spying on his children.

Samantha Lewthwaite, the "White Widow"

The British Islamist Samantha Lewthwaite is said to have commissioned more than 400 murders and is considered the most wanted woman in the world. The now 36-year-old is a wanted terrorist suspect and the widow of "7/7 London" assassin Germaine Lindsay. She is also said to be a member of the Somalia-based radical Islamist militia Al-Shabaab. The investigators suspect that she was involved in several terrorist attacks. Lewthwaite is wanted by Interpol, the CIA, MI5 and MI6 by arrest warrant.

Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich is one of the most wanted and powerful mafioso in the world. He is a Russian gang boss, born in Ukraine in 1946, who pulls the strings behind most of the Russian mafia syndicates around the world. The FBI calls him "the most dangerous mafioso in the world". His estimated net worth is $ 10 billion. He and his wife Katalin Papp have three children together. His crimes range from the illegal arms trade to prostitution and drug trafficking to contract killings.

Matteo Messina Denaro aka "Diabolik"

The 58-year-old Matteo Messina Denaro is a Sicilian mafia boss and leader of the local Cosa Nostra. Among other things, it is nicknamed Diabolik or Rolex. Since 1993 he has successfully evaded arrest by the authorities. Denaro appears on the Europol website on the "Most Wanted" list. He is wanted because of his alleged involvement in numerous brutal murders and killings. As the son of a powerful mafia family, he was practically born with his professional career. His father, Francesco Messina Denaro, was a notorious mafia boss back in the 1970s. Denaro is said to have committed his first murder at the age of 18 and then quickly rose in the hierarchy of the Sicilian mafia.

Today he lives a life in secret. It has not been seen for around 25 years. Not only are the Italian police feverishly looking for him, the FBI also wants to put him in jail for his drug deals.

Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada

Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada is a Mexican drug lord and, according to investigators, the alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel. Just like the already arrested El Chapo Guzmán, Zambada is a legend among Mexican gang bosses. After El Chapo was arrested in February 2014, Zambada was considered his successor. Several family members are also involved in the drug business. Two of his sons were arrested in the United States for drug trafficking.

He is said to have started drug trafficking at the age of 16. He's been in business for over 50 years without the authorities ever catching the now 72-year-old.

Watch the Netflix trailer for "World's Most Wanted" here:

The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Criminals

You're at the top of the FBI's wanted list *: The Ten Most Wanted Criminals. Famous criminals such as the gangster Al Capone * were already on the "Most Wanted" list. Which criminals top the FBI's list today:

1. Rafael Caro-Quintero

Rafael Caro-Quintero is a Mexican drug lord. The leader of a cartel was put on the FBI's Most Wanted list in April 2018. He is wanted by the FBI, among other things, because he was involved in the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a special agent for the US drug agency in 1985. Caro-Quintero offers a reward of up to US $ 20 million. He is also a key figure in the Mexican drug scene with ties to the Sinaloa Cartel and the Caro-Quintero Drug Trafficking Organization in Sinaloa, Mexico.

2. Robert William Fisher

Robert William Fisher has been one of the most wanted criminals since June 2002, with a reward of 100,000 US dollars. He is wanted for first degree murder: Fisher allegedly murdered his wife and two young children in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2001. He is then said to have set fire to the house where the family lived.

The FBI describes him as a physically fit nature lover who enjoys hunting and fishing. A special feature of the alleged criminal is a gold crown that adorns one of his teeth. He is also passionate about chewing tobacco. The authorities assume connections to New Mexico and Florida. He is said to be in possession of several firearms.

3. Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel

Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, wanted by the FBI, is accused in April 2015 of brutally murdering his newlywed wife in a donut shop in Hanover. The shop was the common place of work for the couple. The alleged killer has since been on the run and was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Criminal List in 2018.

$ 100,000 is exposed on his head.

4. Alejandro Castillo

Alejandro Castillo from North Carolina is an alleged murderer for whom the FBI has offered a reward of $ 100,000. Castillo, at the time of the fact still a teenager, is said to be responsible for the death of his work colleague. On the day of the murder, he was supposed to repay the victim money she had loaned him. Instead, according to the FBI, Castillo shot his colleague in the head. Then he is said to have fled with his new girlfriend across the federal border to Arizona and then on to Mexico. The FBI suspects that he is currently in San Francisco de los Romo, Aguascalientes or Pabellón de Arteaga, Aguascalientes. According to investigators, he could also have traveled to the Mexican states of Guanajuato or Veracruz.

The FBI has put up to $ 100,000 in bounty for his capture.

5. Arnoldo Jimenez

Arnoldo Jimenez of Chicago, Illinois allegedly killed his wife the day after the wedding in 2012. She left two children. Jimenez is said to have stabbed the victim to his Maserati and then brought her body into the bathtub of their apartment. Then he fled. A reward of $ 100,000 is available for him. Jimenez has only been on the FBI's list since May 2019.

The investigators suspect that the wanted man may have gone to Durango in Mexico.

6. Jason Derek Brown

Jason Derek Brown has been one of the most wanted criminals since October 2007. The FBI has offered him $ 200,000 as a reward. Brown is said to have carried out an armed robbery on a money transporter in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2004, in which he is said to have shot an armed security guard. The alleged murderer then fled with the money.

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Brown is fluent in French and has a Masters degree in International Business. He's also a good golfer, snowboarder, skier, and motorcyclist, according to the FBI. The sought-after is known to like to be the center of attention, he loved the nightlife and liked to be seen in discos. There he then preferably bragged about his luxury boats and other luxury goods. He is considered dangerous and armed.

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7. Yaser Abdel Said

In the case of Yaser Abdel Said, the FBI pays up to 100,000 US dollars as a reward. The former taxi driver from Egypt is suspected of murdering his two daughters in Irving, Texas in 2008. 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah died from multiple gunshot wounds. The motive is believed to be that the father did not want his daughters to have American partners.

Yaser Abdel Said has been on the "Most Wanted" list since December 2014. According to the FBI, he tries to hide his identity as much as possible: He should always wear dark sunglasses indoors and outdoors. Since he was born in Egypt, investigators believe that he may have sought refuge there. The wanted person should always carry weapons with him.

8. Alexis Flores

Alexis Flores is a Honduran national wanted for the murder of a five-year-old girl. He is said to have kidnapped the child in Philadelphia in 2000 and then murdered it. In July 2000 the girl was reported missing. Her body was found a month later. The FBI is worth $ 100,000 in clues leading to the alleged killer. Flores was put on the "Most Wanted" list in June 2007.

9. Eugene Palmer

Eugene Palmer is believed to have shot and killed his daughter-in-law on September 24, 2012 in Stony Point, New York. After the crime, the alleged murderer is said to have fled and has been wanted by investigators ever since. US $ 100,000 has been awarded for clues about the capture.

Palmer is well known for his interest in auto racing, as well as his passion for cars, according to the FBI. He is also an experienced hunter and outdoor enthusiast. According to investigators, he is armed and dangerous.

10. Santiago Villalba Mederos

Santiago Villalba Mederos alias "Pucho" landed on the list of the most wanted criminals in September 2017, but has since been caught. He is a member of the "Eastside Lokotes Sureno (ELS)" gang and was wanted by the FBI for his involvement in various crimes. In February 2010, he reportedly fired several shots at a car in Tacoma, Washington, killing a 20-year-old woman and seriously wounding her brother. During a scuffle, he is said to have fired a shot at passers-by, killing a 21-year-old man. On June 5, 2020, Mederos was finally arrested without incident in Tenancingo, Mexico. He was offered a reward of $ 100,000.

There are basically two criteria for criminals to end up on the FBI's list: First, the fugitive must be particularly dangerous to society and / or have a long criminal record full of serious crimes. Second, the FBI must believe that the public can help capture the wanted man.

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