In this article, the overview of the top ten most wanted criminals according to year 2017 would be provided; these criminals are notorious for their criminal acts against the state and their citizens. These criminals are very brutal mafia Dons and drugs lords of militant groups. These criminals baffled the governments of many countries. Yet, the trace of many of these criminals has not been identified. In addition, the other media sources claim that these criminals are also operated with the help of intelligence agencies and governments.


10. Ayman-al-Zawahiri

Ayman-al-Zawahiri was born on 19 June 1951 in Egypt; currently he is working as the ‘Amir’ of Al-Qaeda and a senior member of many other Islamist organizations which are known for their attacks in North America, Africa and Asia. He is number 10 on our list of top ten criminals in the world; in 2012 he tried to instigate the Muslims to kidnap the western tourists in all Muslim countries. The attacks of 9/11 in America made him most wanted, as well as the reward of $25 million was set on his head by U.S.


9. Omid Tahvili

Omid Tahvili was born on 31 October 1970 in Tehran, Iran; he is an Iranian-Canadian gangster as well as the Kingpin of an Organized Crime in Canada. He is number 9 on our list of top ten criminals in the world and he is assumed to be connected to several international crime organizations. According to the in 2008, he was listed as one of the world’s top ten most wanted fleers, after the consultation with other law enforcement agencies.


8. Felicien Kabuga

Felicien Kabuga was born in 1935 in Muniga, Rwanda; he is a businessman and was criminated of bankrolling and in the involvement of Rwandan Genocide. The primary accusation of Kabuga was Rwandan Genocide which was assumed to take lives of more than 800,000 people. The United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda accused Kabuga, but on 1 October 2004, Prosecutor Hassan Jallow charged Kabuga with Genocide. He is still on the list of top 10 criminals in the world.


7. Whitey Bulger

Whitey Bulger is one of the oldest and dangerous criminals in the world, who was born on 3rd September, 1929. He is known as the former crime boss of Winter Hill Gang in Boston. Bulger was charged for 19 murders by the federal prosecutors. In addition, FBI provided that he also served as the informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The surprising fact is that he is the brother of William Bulger who is a former President of the Massachusetts Senate.


6. Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov was born on 1 January 1949 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, remained a notable footballer of world and now a Russian businessman and suspected criminal. He is indicted with the links in organized crime and bribing of figure skating judges in the 2002 Winter Olympics. His nickname is presumed to be “Taiwanchik” for his distinctive Asiatic facial appearance as opposed to European facial appearance. He was sent to jail twice in his life, was arrested in United States in 2013 for running illegal gambling units.


5. Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) born in August 1961; he declared himself the spokesperson of God as well as the spirit medium and claimed to have visited by the multinational host of 13 spirits, including a Chinese phantom. He also claims to be developing a theocratic state on the basis of Ten Commandments and local Acholi custom. He is number 5th on the list of top ten criminals in the world, he was charged by Government entities of dictating the abduction of children in order to make them child soldiers and sex slaves.


4. Semion Mogilevich

Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich is a Ukranian-born, reported Russian organized crime boss who was born on June 30, 1946 in Kiev, Ukranian SSR, Soviet Union. European and United States federal law enforcement agencies consider him to be the “boss of bosses” of most Russian Mafia syndicates in the world, that’s why he is number 4th on our list of top ten criminals in the world. He is believed to control a vast criminal empire and is titled by the FBI as “as the most dangerous mobster in the world.”

3. Dawood Ibrahim


Dawood Ibrahim was born on 26 December 1955 in Maharashtra, India, he is known as simply bhai or Dawood bhai. He is a mobster and terrorist basically from Dongri in Mumbai, India. He is the head of organized crime syndicate D-Company founded in Mumbai. He is believed to handle the much of the Hawala system, an ordinary used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances characterized by out-sight from officials. The United States Department of the Treasury has also described Ibrahim as Terrorist. In 2012, a book ‘Dongri to Dubai’ was written on the rise of Dawood Ibrahim.


2. Matteo Messina Denaro

The person who is number 2nd on the list of top ten criminals in the world is Matteo Messina Denaro, he was born on 26 April 1962 is a Sicilian Mafia boss. His nickname was Diabolik which he gained from the Italian comic book character of the same name. He is believed to be one of the new leaders of Cosa Nostra after the apprehension of Bernardo Provenzano on 11 April 2006, and the most powerful after the arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo in November 2007. He has been on the top of most wanted criminal list for more than 20 years, but he is still fugitive from the security agencies. He has committed his first of many murders at the age of 18.


1. Joaquin Guzman

At first on the list of top ten criminals in the world is the man on the planet known as Joaquiz Guzman is the Mexican drug lord, born on either 25 December 1954 or 4 April 1957. He is a leader of Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization formed in Pacific coast state of Sinaloa on which it was named. He is mostly known for his nick “El Chap” which means ‘Shorty’ due to his 5ft 6ch height. In 2003, he succeeded in becoming Mexico’s top drug kingpin after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cardenas Guillen of the Gulf Cartel. The U.S Department of State set the bounty of $5 Million on his head and United States Department of the Treasury qualified him as the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world”. He was captured by Mexican Navy’s Special Forces in 2016 and still imprisoned.

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