Britain’s most wanted: White widow, the ‘Bowler hat Englishman’, teacher murderer and an orphan killer are among the 13 UK nationals hunted by Interpol
- Interpol list names 13 of the most wanted Brits who are hunted across the world
- List includes terrorists, to paedophiles to money launderers and drug smugglers
- Wanted criminals have ‘Red Notices’, meaning they are actively being sought
From accused terrorists to paedophiles, alleged fraudsters, money launderers and drug smugglers, these British nationals are among the world’s most wanted criminals.
The International Criminal Police Organisation, known as Interpol, is charged with hunting them down.
There are currently 7,000 people worldwide who have ‘Red Notices’ served on them by the international policing operation.
These 13 criminals are all British nationals with ‘Red Notices’ on Interpol’s website, meaning they’re actively being sought. But many posses dual citizenship or contacts in foreign countries which have so far allowed them to dodge police.
Below is a full rundown of the wanted fugitives:
Asif Iqbal Mohammed Memon
Wanted for: Money laundering
Wanted by India for money laundering charges, alleged Indian underworld gangster Asif Iqbal Memon fled the United Arab Emirates in 2013 after an investigation was launched into his use of ‘drug money’ to acquire a portfolio of global properties
Alleged Indian underworld gangster Asif Iqbal Memon fled the United Arab Emirates in 2013 after an investigation was launched into his use of ‘drug money’ to acquire a portfolio of global properties.
Wanted in India for money laundering charges, the fugitive reportedly helped run an international drug syndicate after his father, Iqbal Mirchi, died of a heart attack in London in 2013.
A UK national, Memon’s family was named in the Panama Papers leak of 2016 as being involved in the stashing of money in foreign bank accounts.
Indian media reports have linked him to drug trafficking operations, money laundering, betting, match-fixing and the smuggling of liquor.
Masood Ul Haq
Wanted for: Planning terror activities
UK national Masood Ul Haq, 48, is wanted by Pakistan for a string of terrorism charges
Born in the Kashmir province of Pakistan, UK national Masood Ul Haq, 48, is wanted for a string of terrorism charges.
He was involved in planning terrorism activities, plotting against his home nation and allegedly headed up a terror group that is banned in Pakistan.
Ul Haq is approximately 5ft 6in, has a distinguishable black mole on his left cheek and walks with a slight limp.
He is known to speak both fluent Urdu and English.
Ramesh Philippe Dusoruth
Wanted for: Fraud
Fraudster Ramesh Philippe Dusoruth, 51, scammed investors out of millions of pounds as the head of life insurance company St George’s Ltd in Bermuda
Fraudster Ramesh Philippe Dusoruth, 51, scammed investors out of millions of pounds as the head of a life insurance company based in Bermuda.
His company, St George’s Ltd, was registered to an address in Knightsbridge, London according to the official government register of businesses.
Dusoruth had been arrested by Bermudan authorities in the summer of 2019 and appeared before magistrates charged with fraud, providing misleading information and removing criminal property from the North Atlantic island.
After fleeing the country, he was placed on Interpol’s most wanted list. He has registered business interests in Malta, Cyprus and the Netherlands.
He also owns residential properties across the United Kingdom and in Belgium.
Dusoruth was arrested in the Netherlands in 2019, and he officially filed for bankruptcy in October 2020.
Pakistan and UK national Ibraheem Masood is wanted for his links to terrorism offences
Wanted for: Terrorism offences
23-year-old Pakistan and UK national Ibraheem Masood is wanted by global authorities for his links to terrorism offences.
He has previously been charged with planning terrorist activities and heading up a banned organization in Pakistan.
Terror threat Masood has been on Interpol’s most wanted ‘red notice’ list for the past two years.
Newer pictures show him sporting a long, dark coloured beard and scruffy hair.
Other distinguishing features include a noticeable black mole on his neck.
Wanted for: Culpable homicide
British national John Collin, 67 is wanted by Malaysian authorities for punishment for murder
An international manhunt was launched for British national John Collin, 67, after he was accused of culpable homicide in Malaysia.
Not much is known about Collin, although he is wanted by Malaysian authorities for punishment for murder.
Mohammed Ali Ege
Wanted for: Murder, fraud and forgery offences
Mohammed Ali Ege fled to India before he could be arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi, who was stabbed at his family home in Cardiff in 2010.
Mohammed Ali Ege, 44, is wanted in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi and a string of fraud charges
Born in Dubai and also wanted in India, the 44-year-old is accused of a string of fraud and forgery charges.
He became one of Europe’s most wanted men after fleeing the country and evading arrest and later extradition.
After he was captured by Indian authorities and awaiting extradition in 2017, he told officers he needed to use the toilet while in a train station before launching a daring escape through an open window.
Ege also stands accused of harbouring an offender and disposing of evidence of an offence.
Newly released photographs from 2021 appear to show Ege sporting a scruffy beard and a hat, with officers convinced he may have significantly changed his appearance since 2010.
In 2013, Jason Richards and Ben Hope were sentenced to 40 years in prison each at Swansea Crown Court after being found guilty of Aamir’s murder and the attempted murder of his parents.
They had each been paid £1,000 in ‘blood money’ to kill a middle-aged man who owed money to a businessman.
But the balaclava-wearing assassins went to the Siddiqi family home by mistake where they killed the teenager.
New images have been released by police of Mohammed Ali Ege, 42, who is being hunted in connection with the murder of a teenager in Cardiff in 2010
Wanted for: Possession of an explosive, Terrorism charges
Known as the ‘White Widow’, British jihadist Samantha Lewthwaite, 37, is understood to be responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people internationally
Known as the ‘White Widow’, British jihadist Samantha Lewthwaite, 37, was born in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, went to school in Buckinghamshire and later studied in London.
She converted to Islam as a teenager and went on to marry Jamaica-born extremist and 7/7 London terrorist bomber Germaine Lindsay.
Her ‘The White Widow’ nickname came after Lindsay blew himself up on July 7, 2005 during a series of bombings across London which killed 52 people.
He killed 26 civilians in his suicide attack. Lewthwaite was eight months pregnant with their second child, a daughter, at the time of his death, and their first child, a son, was 14 months old.
The mother-of-four, who grew up in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, was reportedly trying to gather a team of fanatics to attack popular tourist resorts across the globe in 2018.
Previously, she was linked to grenade attacks at non-Muslim places of worship, an explosion at a Kenyan bar in 2012 and the Nairobi shopping mall attack in 2013.
Lewthwaite is understood to be responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people internationally.
The 37-year-old terrorist fled the UK for South Africa in 2009, later crossing into Tanzania in 2011 and then Kenya.
Investigators later tracked her to Somalia, where she sheltered with al-Shabaab militants, before travelling around 200 miles across the Gulf of Aden to war-torn Yemen three years ago.
British intelligence officials believe Lewthwaite relocated to war-torn Yemen after being linked to atrocities in Kenya and Somalia in Africa.
In Yemen, she is understood to have recruited female suicide bombers with bribes of £3,000. She is also thought to have sent male suicide bombers as young as 15, high on heroin, to their deaths.
Lewthwaite, who is the daughter of a British soldier who served in Northern Ireland, is believed to be under the protection of fighters from the militant network Al-Shabaab.
MailOnline understands she has visited Dubai in recent years and security experts fear she may be plotting further terror attacks, including strikes on London.
Lewthwaite’s ‘White Widow’ nickname came after her husband Lindsay blew himself up on July 7, 2005 during a series of bombings across London which killed 52 people
Wanted for: Punishment for murder, punishment for kidnapping, kidnapping in order to murder, criminal conspiracy
According to the Gujarati police, Arti Dhir (above) planned to claim £150,000 from a life insurance policy taken out on Gopal after agreeing to adopt him before hiring a gang to kill him
Arti Dhir is accused of being part of a conspiracy to adopt an 11-year-old orphan in India, insure him for £150,000 and then murder the boy to collect the life insurance payout.
The 57-year-old, of Hanwell in London, faces six charges in India and was arrested in the UK in 2017 at the request of Indian authorities. Dhir denies the allegations and has not been charged in the UK.
Court documents filed in the UK allege that in 2015, Dhir and her husband Raijada agreed to adopt orphan Gopal Sejani from the poor village of Maliya Hatina, in rural Gujurat, with the promise of a ‘better life’ in England.
The adoption process and a passport application for Gopal was almost complete but he was killed before he had a chance to visit his new home.
The pair were air freight representatives for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) who were sacked, the company confirmed, for a ‘breach of contract’ in 2016.
Dhir, pictured with Kaval Raijada in Hanworth, London, are accused of murdering their adopted son in India for a six-figure insurance payout
Her adopted son, Gopal Sejani, 11, was kidnapped by a gang on motorbikes, stabbed and left to die on a road in rural Gujarat in 2017.
His older brother-in-law, Harsukh Kardani, sustained serious injuries as he tried to defend the youngster and would later die in hospital.
Court files allege that Kenyan-born Dhir, who arrived in the UK as a child, paid two insurance premiums totalling £30,000 into a ‘wealth builder’ policy before Gopal died in 2017.
In 2019, an extradition request for Mrs Dhir from the Indian government was rejected by judges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court
Harris John Italo Binotti
Wanted for: Murder
After fleeing Myanmar, Harris Binotti is now said to be living in a flat back in Scotland with his girlfriend Elsy Dovlder, under the noses of officers at nearby Govan police station
Harris John Binotti is wanted in connection with the death of a fellow teacher in Myanmar in 2016.
The 30-year-old, originally from Dumfries in Scotland, is believed to have fled to Thailand the day after his colleague, Gary Ferguson’s body was found.
Binotti has been the subject of an international man hunt for more than four years after Mr Ferguson was found with fatal head and chest wounds in November 2016.
The pair, who taught English at Horizon International school in Yangon, had reportedly gone drinking before neighbours said they heard a fight and the victim’s body was found.
After fleeing Myanmar, Mr Binotti is now said to be living in a flat back in Scotland with his girlfriend Elsy Dovlder, under the noses of officers at nearby Govan police station.
In 2018, the Home Office faced criticism for refusing to extradite Mr Binotti to Myanmar over fears for the former teacher’s human rights.
Wanted for: Manslaughter, unlawful handling of firearms, drunk driving
70-year-old seafarer Robert Timmins allegedly killed a neighbour while in Kuremae, Estonia in July 2011
70-year-old seafarer Robert Timmins allegedly killed a neighbour while in Kuremae, Estonia in July 2011.
After initially co-operating with police, the fugitive sold his farm and left the country after he was reportedly not ordered to remain in Estonia.
After fleeing from police, Timmins’s case was referred to Interpol.
Ahmad Omar Sheikh
Wanted for: Conspiracy to commit hostage taking resulting in death, hostage taking resulting in death, conspiracy to commit hostage taking, hostage taking
Ahmad Omar Sheikh is a notorious Pakistani terrorist with links to Al-Qaeda. He is currently in prison but the US wants to extradite him
London-born terrorist Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh, 47, is a well known figure inside Pakistan’s prisons.
Omar Sheikh was born in London to middle-class Pakistani immigrant parents and attended private schools before starting a degree at the London School of Economics.
But the hulking 6ft 2in amateur boxer dropped out in his first year and began delivering aid to support Muslims besieged by Serbs during the Bosnian war in the 1990s.
He was on Death Row for more than 16 years after he was arrested, charged and sentenced to die for arranging the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
The 38-year-old journalist had been investigating the link between Pakistani militants and Richard C Reid, dubbed the Shoe Bomber after he tried to blow up a flight from Paris to Miami with explosives hidden in his shoes.
Omar Sheikh was on Death Row for more than 16 years after he was arrested, charged and sentenced to die for arranging the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002
Nearly a month later, after a string of ransom demands were made, a graphic video showing his decapitation was delivered to the US consulate in Karachi. His body was discovered in a shallow grave soon after.
In 1994, posing as a Hindu in Indian-administered Kashmir, Sheikh arranged the kidnapping of four foreign tourists to demand the release of jailed Islamic militants.
He was captured in a shootout and imprisoned in New Delhi, but freed in a hostage exchange in 1999 when militants hijacked an Indian Airlines flight and forced it to land in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Daren Michael Elarmo
Wanted for: Kidnapping, child sex abuse
Suspected paedophile and former pilot Daren Elarmo, 52, is wanted in the United States for the alleged kidnap and grooming of two teenage boys
Suspected paedophile and former pilot Daren Elarmo, 52, has been on the run for a decade and is wanted in the United States for the alleged kidnap and grooming of two teenage boys.
Originally from Wokingham, Berkshire, Mr Elarmo allegedly groomed two boys on social media websites in the US between 2005 and 2008.
He used the alias Daren Jones and allegedly arranged to meet his teenage victims and took them back to his house where he performed sexual acts on them.
Police believed the pilot has existing links to Britain, South America and the expat community in Spain.
Philip Jepson Egglishaw
Wanted for: Conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth, Money laundering
Philip Egglishaw, 68, the man known as the ‘Bowler hat Englishman,’ is the alleged mastermind behind Australia’s biggest tax evasion scheme
Philip Egglishaw, 68, the man known as the ‘Bowler hat Englishman,’ is the alleged mastermind behind Australia’s biggest tax evasion scheme.
Financial advisor Egglishaw is accused of absconding or spending all of Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan’s £22million fortune after helping the Australian film star conceal his earnings through offshore tax havens.
He fled Australia in 2004 and was last known to be living in Geneva, where locals said they only saw the well-spoken Englishman when he walked his dog.
He was arrested in 2017 after triggering an Interpol ‘red notice’ when trying to holiday in neighbouring Italy. The money laundering case against him collapsed that same year, allowing Egglishaw to walk free.
His laywers successfully argued the time allowed for charges to be laid in Italy had long expired, because under Italian law, prosecutors have seven a half years to charge a suspect with fraud, and 10 years for money laundering.
Egglishaw, originally from Jersey, had operated his financial firm, Strachans from Switzerland since the 1990s.
But in 2003, Australian tax inspectors found evidence that his £200m ‘tax efficient’ schemes breached the law, after searching his five-star hotel room in Sydney.
When Egglishaw’s laptop was seized, it revealed names of numerous wealthy clients taking part in a tax evasion scam totaling 2.2billion Australian dollars. But by then he had fled to Switzerland.
Operation Wickenby, a joint investigation by the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Tax Office, discovered that Strachans was setting up fake companies for high-earners, who sent money off shore with fake invoices that were later used to seek tax deductions.
The inquiry has so far reclaimed approximately 2.3 billion Australian dollars in tax liabilities and led to the conviction of 46 people.
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