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Netflix's New True Crime Series World's Most Wanted Has Dropped

Netflix's New True Crime Series World's Most Wanted Has Dropped

Cancel any plans you had for tonight, because your new true crime obsession has just dropped on Netflix. Landing on the streamer on Wednesday (August 5), World's Most Wanted offers a terrifying spin on the classic docu-series - because each and every criminal who is detailed in the episodes has not yet been caught.

Yes, the show tells the stories of five of the world's most sought after culprits, the heinous crimes they allegedly committed and how they've managed to evade capture.

Interviews from law enforcement agencies and officers are included throughout, revealing the steps being taken to bring these wanted men and women to justice.

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And if that weren't exciting enough, there are five 50-minute episodes for you to binge-watch - better get some cold ones in for tonight.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

One of the episodes details the case of Samantha Lewthwaite, who is also known as 'The White Widow' due to her marriage to a 7/7 bomber. She stands accused of causing the death of 400 people through her involvement with terrorist militant group al Shabaab.

Another criminal under the spotlight is Félicien Kabuga, a businessman from Rwanda who is thought to have been involved in the genocide in his homeland.

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Then there's Sicilian gangster and Mafia don Matteo Messina Denaro, who has been in hiding since 1993 and is wanted in connection with the murders of 50 people.

Episode four concentrates on Semion Mogilevich, a Ukrainian-born, Russian organised crime lord who has earned a reputation among agencies from the US and EU as 'the boss of bosses'.

Despite standing accused by the FBI of 'weapons trafficking, contract murders, extortion, drug trafficking and prostitution on an international scale', oddly enough, those involved in trying to catch Mogilevich know exactly where his is.

Apparently he's living free in Moscow - which may or may not be to do with his alleged 'good relationship' with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada. Credit: Netflix
Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada. Credit: Netflix

And last but not least, there's an episode on Mexican suspected drug lord and Sinaloa cartel leader, Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada. He's still out there somewhere, and the FBI have offered a $5 million reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to his eventual arrest.

You never know - if enough people watch this show, it could lead to authorities eventually cracking one or more of these high-profile cases... or maybe not, but at least that's your evening viewing sorted.

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Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, Netflix

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]