Who Is the Most Wanted Person in The World?

INTERPOL has a most wanted list, known as the Red Notice, which describes fugitives wanted by a national jurisdiction. Rather than give a ranking of who is internationally wanted, the list is simply inclusive. The runaway criminals are either wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence in their countries.

INTERPOL maintains a most wanted list for a list of criminals and alleged criminals who are purported to be at large. They are identified as the agency’s highest priority for capture, and the list is available to the public to alert them to be watchful.

The Red Notice requires that global law enforcement help locate and arrest these persons pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. There are thousands of notices and diffusions on INTERPOL’s Red Notice list. Find out here how to remove an INTERPOL red notice.

The list is easily accessible to all on INTERPOL’s website, named wanted persons. In addition, the list contains photographs, names, ages, and country of origin to identify a wanted person easily. INTERPOL’s notices are global requests for cooperation allowing police in member states to share critical crime-related information.

The General Secretariat publishes the Red Notices at the request of the National Central Bureau, which is then available to all member states.

Who Is the Most Wanted Person in The World?

Who Are Some of the Most Wanted Persons?

These are a few names of wanted persons as indicated on the Red Notice list. The names are in no order in any ranking;

  • Hernandez Campos Jose Isaias, age 30 from El Salvador;
  • Kalibatov Marat, age 37 from Russia;
  • Gafarova Irina, age 51, from Russia;
  •  Mendes Magana Rafael Edgardo, age 31 from El Salvador;
  • Roach Kenroy, age 32, from Jamaica;
  • Garcia Gonzales Jose Jaime, age 28 from El Salvador;
  • Hernandes LOpex Elmer Alexander, age 27 from El Salvador;
  • Dos Santos Emanuel Eduardo, age 33, from Brazil;
  • AL Ajeil Adel Abdalkader, age 23 from Syria;
  • Pansuk SIriwipa , age 27 from Thailand.

What Crimes Can Lead to Being On the Most Wanted List?

INTERPOL operations focus on serious cases, including fugitives wanted for grave crimes such as;

  • Murder
  • Fraud
  • Corruption
  •  Money laundering
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Human trafficking
  • Environmental crimes
  • Drug trafficking

All these crimes lead to being a subject of the Red Notice. Red notices are issued to criminals or fugitives who are either wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence. It happens following judicial proceedings of the member state issuing the request. It is not necessarily the birth country of the person but the country where the person committed this crime.

Upon identification of a wanted criminal, the authorities (the INTERPOL red notice law firms) are alerted, and the person is then detained and the country that listed this individual notified. After this, the person can be indicted for the crime committed in the country.

What Crimes Can Lead to Being On the Most Wanted List?


It is now quite easy to search for the most wanted fugitives on INTERPOL’s official website, on the top right corner, and click on most wanted. Here you can check on the list or enter a name to see if a person of interest exists on the most wanted list.

Kendall Coffey
Senior Partner
Mr. Coffey is a former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida (1993-1996); and served as Chair of, the Southern District Conference, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (April 2009 – January 2017).
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