Europe’s MOST wanted: Prostitute killer, cocaine smuggler and mafia boss hunted by Europol


With Brexit looming, questions stay over the UK’s relationship with The European Union Company for Regulation Enforcement Cooperation, or EuroPol.

Headquartered in The Hague within the Netherlands, EuroPol is the regulation enforcement company of the European Union (EU) and serves as a cross-border police drive to trace criminals by means of cooperation between the EU member states.

It is focus is totally on cracking down on severe worldwide organised crime and terrorism by means of the sharing of data throughout borders. 

However with the UK leaving the EU, there have been warnings from UK police chiefs that the nation’s combat in opposition to worldwide crime can be slowed. 

Cross-border investigations must be reorganised if the UK crashes out of the EU’s safety company with the Nationwide Crime Company saying in November that the UK makes ‘intensive use’ of Europol’s ‘vital and distinctive capabilities’. 

Pictured: Europol building, The Hague, the Netherlands, is the headquarters of Europol, a European organization, in which national police forces cooperate

Pictured: Europol constructing, The Hague, the Netherlands, is the headquarters of Europol, a European group, by which nationwide police forces cooperate 

A part of these capabilities embrace the trying to find criminals on the run from their residence nations within the European Union, a lot of whom are needed for homicide, rape, drug offences and different severe crimes. 

There are at the moment 50 folks on Europol’s most needed listing. Out of them, 47 are male and three are feminine, with ages starting from 21 to 72.

32 nationalities are represented on the listing – some additionally from outdoors of the EU which are needed in its member states, with Bulgaria being probably the most represented nation with 4 folks, whereas France and Russia each have three.

The UK has two members on the listing – one from England and one from Scotland – each of whom are needed for homicide. The English man – Nathan Smith – is believed to be on the run someplace on the continent.

Nathan Smith – Male, 27 – English

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm

State of case: Didn’t attend courtroom

Nathan Smith, wanted for murder

Nathan Smith, needed for homicide

Nathan Smith, a 27-year-old male, is at the moment the one entry from England on EuroPol’s most needed listing.

He’s needed by police in reference to a deadly stabbing in London’s Finsbury Park on Friday, 3 January 2020, that noticed  the dying of Takieddine Boudhane – referred to as Taki.

The 30-year-old Algerian supply driver was concerned in a visitors alteration in London which escalated to him being stabbed to dying 

London’s Metropolitan Police is providing as much as a £10,000 reward for info that might result in the identification, arrest and prosecution for the particular person liable for Taki’s dying.

‘We’re very eager to talk to Nathan Smith as a part of our ongoing enquiries,’ Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, who’s main the investigation, stated of the case. 

‘We all know that he fled the nation the day after Taki’s homicide, initially travelling to Austria after which onto Switzerland. We’re assured he has now moved elsewhere in Europe or probably additional afield.

‘There’s a European Arrest Warrant out for Nathan and our enquiries proceed in a number of nations, with help from the NCA,’ John stated.

He added that the police consider there are additionally individuals who know of Smith’s whereabouts, or which have seen him over the previous 6 months, and have urged them to contact the Met.

They add that Smith has connections to north London, notably the areas of Islington, Camden and Kittenish City.   

Derek Ferguson – Male, 57 – Scottish

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm

State of case: Didn’t attend courtroom 

Derek Ferguson, wanted for murder and other gangland activities

Derek Ferguson, needed for homicide and different gangland actions

Scotland’s ‘most needed man’ Derek ‘Deco’ Ferguson is the one different present UK member of EuroPol’s most needed listing after Nathan Smith.

He has been on the run because the 2007 homicide of Thomas Cameron on the Auchinairn Tavern, Bishopbriggs close to Glasgow, which he’s needed in connection to. 

The gangland enforcer has additionally been linked with a second homicide – of a second suspect named Billy Bates, who’s physique was discovered dumped within the river Clyde in an oil drum. 

He was discovered following a hacking operation by the Nationwide Crime Company that uncovered 1000’s of encrypted textual content messages.

He’s believed to have fled to his Spanish hiding place and is transferring between secure homes out of concern that the police will lastly monitor him down.

Mob bosses reportedly used the encrypted system to speak about drug offers, plan robberies and organise hits – pondering it was safe from the cops – who turned out to be studying their messages for 3 months. 

Elena Puzyrvich – Feminine, 40 – Russian

Needed for: Trafficking in human beings

State of case: Ongoing investigation 

Elena Puzyrvich, wanted for human trafficking

Elena Puzyrvich, needed for human trafficking

Alongside along with her enterprise accomplice, Elena Puzyrvich ran a membership within the Cáceres area of Spain.

9 Russian ladies – all of whom lacked official residence and work permits in Spain – labored out of the membership.

Puzyrvich was later convicted after it was confirmed that she was in command of controlling the membership’s accounts, and controlling the Russian girl who had been working as prostitutes.

Utilizing her connections in her residence nation, she was capable of lure Russian girl to Spain to work for her.  

The women got a vacationer visa and a airplane ticket to journey to Spain, being collected – typically by Elena herself – upon arrival at Barajas airport, Europol says.

They might be taken to the membership the place they’d follow prostitution indefinitely and with none authorized labour laws.

A number of the ladies had been decieved over the kind of work they’d be doing beneath Puzyrvich, and had been pressured into prostitution by being informed they had been in debt to Puzyrvich due to their journey prices.

Puzyrvich was sentenced to a complete of 12 and a half years for unlawful detention, willpower to prostitution and for the crime in opposition to the rights of overseas residents. She is now on the run.

Tibor Foco – Male, 64 – Austrian

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm

State of case: Ongoing investigation

Tibor Foco, wanted for murder and grevious bodily injury

Tibor Foco, needed for homicide and grevious bodily harm

The Prison Intelligence Service of Austria is providing a 20,000 EURO reward for Tibor Foco, who was sentenced to life in jail for the killing of 23-year-old Elfriede Hochgatterer – a prostitute – on March 13, 1986.

Foco was a pimp, but in addition beforehand a bike mountain racing champion. 

On the night time of the homicide, Foco killed Hochgatterer with a gunshot to the face utilizing a revolver, close to some railway tracks in Linz.

Hochgatterer labored round 200 metres away from the place her physique was discovered the next day – on the red-light ‘restaurant Bunny’, which belonged to Foco.

He was arrested the following day, however denied the act and acquired an alibi from his ex-wife, who later revoked it. 

A 12 months later, on March 31 1987, Foco was sentenced to life in jail, however the case has since been reopened.

On April 27, 1995 Foco escaped from Jail whereas he was on depart to review. Whereas on the School of Regulation on the College of Linz, he was capable of escape with the assistance of an confederate who left a storage key and tear fuel within the College’s rest room. 

Foco escaped from a non-public storage on a black Kawasaki ZX 750 F ‘Ninja’ motorbike, which is but to be discovered to at the present time. The escape was discovered to have been deliberate for years.

Plank Zoltan – Male, 54 – Hungarian

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm & Organised or armed theft 

State of case: Ongoing investigation

Hungarin Plank Zoltan, wanted for Murder, grievous bodily injury & Organised or armed robbery

Hungarin Plank Zoltan, needed for Homicide, grievous bodily harm & Organised or armed theft

Hungarian Plank Zoltan and his companies associates are needed for allegedly hiring two assassins to kill one in every of their former companions.

The assassins discovered their goal on August 25, 2014 outdoors of his home, the place they stabbed him a number of occasions.

They left him on the bottom pondering was lifeless, however the man was discovered and brought to hospital. In the long run, he survived the assault.

A month later, Zoltan and his gang allegedly stopped a automotive filled with Chinese language vacationers whereas impersonating law enforcement officials.

The boys robbed the vacationers of 400,000,000 Hungarian forint (1.282 million EUROS), Hungarian officers have stated.

A buddy of the victims noticed the theft unfold and adopted the boys, who fired warning photographs with a machine gun so they might escape. 

Zoltan, who might now be sporting lengthy hair, is on the run. 

Elizabeth Dizon Honrada – Feminine, 58 – Filipino

Needed for: Illicit trafficking in narcotic medication and psychotropic substances

State of case: Sentenced to 5 years in jail 

Elizabeth Dizon Honrada, wanted for drug trafficking

Elizabeth Dizon Honrada, needed for drug trafficking

Elizabeth Dizon Honrada is one in every of quite a lot of folks in EuroPol’s most needed listing from outdoors of the EU who’re needed inside it.

In 2006, Honrada was convicted to 5 years in jail for importing cocaine into the Netherlands.

On April 15, 2003 she imported 30 kilograms of Class A drug, having imported 15 kilograms a month earlier in March.

Each shipments had been imported from the South African nation of Suriname.

She remains to be but to finish the 5 12 months sentence, which is irrevocable.

Since 2005, she has been on the run and her location is unknown to police.

She has been needed on a global degree since 2010, and in 2014 it was believes she might have been staying in Saudi Arabia.  

Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim – Male, 40 – Libyan

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm 

State of case: Ongoing investigation

Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim, wanted for murder and grievous bodily harm

Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim, needed for homicide and grievous bodily hurt

On March 11, 2015, a lady was discovered lifeless in her house’s bed room in St Paul’s Bay in Malta.

An investigation concluded that she had been killed by her former accomplice, Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim.

The post-mortem confirmed that the sufferer died to 5 stab wounds on the identical day that her physique was found.

That very same day, Ibrahim fled the island a few hours earlier than the physique of the sufferer was found.

Officers realized that he took a flight to Italy, however sources later knowledgeable Maltese police that he was seen in Dublin, Eire a month later.

Dublin is his final recognized whereabouts, and he has been on the run since fleeing Malta. 

Giovanni Motisi – Male, 61 – Italian

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm, Participation in a prison organisation

State of case: Life imprisonment

Mafia boss Giovanni Motisi, wanted for murder and criminal enterprise

Mafia boss Giovanni Motisi, needed for homicide and prison enterprise

Giovanni Motisi was one of many bosses of the Italian ‘Cosa Nostra’ Sicilian Mafia, and is needed for committing a number of severe and brutal murders.

Motisi, often known as ‘The Fatman’ can also be believes to have taken half in slaughters and hearth arms offences, making him one in every of Europe’s most needed, and has been on the Italy’s most needed listing since 1998, and has been on the run since 1993.

He was thought-about to be one of many extra highly effective bosses of Palermo. 

He rose within the ranks as one of many killers for boss of bosses Totò Riina and his Corleonesi, however grew to become near Bernardo Provenzano when the latter took over the place of Riina as head of Cosa Nostra.

 He acquired a life sentence in 1985 for the homicide of a police officer. In 2001 he narrowly escaped an try to arrest him.

In 2002 he was changed as one of many Mafia head of the Pagliarelli as a result of as a fugitive he was seen as not managing the mafia efficiently.

To at the present time, his whereabouts are unknown. Some consider he’s lifeless, whereas others dispute this and say that he’s hiding within the south of Sicily. 

Matteo Messina Denaro – Male, 58 – Italian

Needed for: Homicide, grievous bodily harm, Participation in a prison organisation

State of case: Convicted to life imprisonment 

Matteo Messina Denaro, the boss of bosses

Matteo Messina Denaro, the boss of bosses

Like Giovanni Motisi, Matteo Messina Denaro can also be needed in connection to his involvement within the Italian mafia.

Not solely is he one in every of Europe’s most needed folks, however he’s additionally seen as one of the crucial needed folks on the earth. 

Generally known as ‘Diabolik’, he’s one other boss of the Sicilian Mafia, and regarded one of many new leaders of of Cosa Nostra after the arrest of Bernardo Provenzano on 11 April 2006, and the arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo in November 2007.

He’s thought to have connections to the murders of fifty folks, together with a collection of automotive bombs that killed 10, together with two prosecutors. 

He grew to become recognized nationally in 2001 when he appeared on the quilt of L’Espresso journal together with the headline ‘Right here is the brand new head of the Mafia’, or, ‘Right here is the brand new Mafia boss’.

He has been a fugitive since 1993 and is – affording to Forbes journal – among the many high 10 most needed criminals on the earth, even that includes in Netflix’s ‘world’s most harmful criminals’. 

 With the deaths of Bernardo Provenzano in 2016 and Salvatore Riina in 2017, Messina Denaro is seen because the unchallenged boss of all bosses throughout the Mafia.

Davit Kuzmyn – Male, 48 – Ukranian

Needed for: Laundering of the proceeds of crime, Participation in a prison organisation and trafficking in stolen autos

State of case: Ongoing investigation     

Davit Kuzmyn, wanted for luxury car theft

Davit Kuzmyn, needed for luxurious automotive theft

Davit Kuzmyn is needed for his alleged participation in a number of thefts of luxurious automobiles in Luxembourg on the finish of 2019.

He’s additionally believed to be a member of a giant prison organisation.

A few of his accomplices have already been arrested and are in custody in Luxembourg, whereas others are nonetheless on the run.

EuroPol says that Kuzmyn makes use of a number of aliases to keep away from detection, and that his whereabouts are at the moment unknown.

Kuzmyn has additionally used the quilt names Davit Kuzmini, Davit Kamladze and Davit Getiashvili prior to now.  

Abdul Majed and Mohammed Remmo (Twins) – Male, 21 – German

Needed for: Arson, Organised or armed theft

State of case: Ongoing investigation     

The German crime household linked to final 12 months’s spectacular artwork heist in Dresden is one in every of Berlin‘s most infamous clans with an extended document of gang violence and notorious crimes to its title.  

The Remmo household, thought to be one of the crucial harmful gamers within the so-called ‘Arab mafia’ in Berlin, hit the highlight once more after 5 of its members had been named as suspects in final November’s Inexperienced Vault housebreaking. 

Three Remmo suspects had been arrested for theft and arson in a large police raid on Tuesday whereas two others, twin brothers Mohamed and Abdul Majed Remmo, are needed on the identical fees. 

Abdul Majed Remmo

Mohammed Remmo

Twin brothers Mohamed and Abdul Majed Remmo, are needed on fees of theft and arson for his or her alleged involvement in final November’s Inexperienced Vault housebreaking in Dresden

The pair are actually each on EuroPol’s most needed listing for his or her involvement within the heist on the morning November 25, 2019.

After Remmo household patriarchs moved to Europe from war-torn Lebanon within the Eighties, the clan first got here to police consideration following German reunification, starting with the homicide of a restaurant proprietor in 1992.  

Since then, their collection of eye-catching raids has included the theft of a £3million large gold coin from a Berlin museum and an £8million financial institution theft which ended within the department blowing up. 

The lengthy listing of crimes has led to quite a few Remmo members of the family being jailed and a few of their properties being seized – however their crime spree has not been halted. 

Berlin has typically seen violent clashes between Remmo gangsters and rival clans which have led to stabbings and shootings. One member of the family, Nidal Remmo, was shot lifeless in 2018. 

One other Remmo relative was accused of clubbing a person to dying with a baseball bat in 2017, however was discovered not responsible final 12 months in a verdict which prosecutors are interesting to a better courtroom. 

2019: A room in the Green Vault in Dresden where priceless items which once belonged to Augustus of Saxony was burgled last year in what authorities suspect was the latest in the Remmo crime family's list of spectacular thefts

2019: A room within the Inexperienced Vault in Dresden the place priceless gadgets which as soon as belonged to Augustus of Saxony was burgled final 12 months in what authorities suspect was the newest within the Remmo crime household’s listing of spectacular thefts 

There have been ugly scenes through the listening to as clan boss Issa Remmo, the daddy of the defendant, needed to be wrestled away after dashing into the courtroom. 

One of many household’s most spectacular raids got here in 2014 when a gang of robbers stormed the secure deposits of a Berlin financial institution and stole round £8million price of money, jewelry and gold bars.

The burglars poured petrol on the ground to cowl their traces, inflicting an explosion which almost destroyed the whole financial institution. 

DNA proof finally led to the conviction of Toufic Remmo, who was sentenced to eight years in jail in 2015. 

Three years later, German police and prosecutors seized 77 properties price £9million which had been allegedly purchased with the proceeds from the theft.  

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