The United States and Mexico are home to some of the world's most violent and deadliest gangs. Spread all across North America, these gangs are well-trained to keep quiet, especially from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The gang members associated with these lethal gangs have robbed and murdered and have gotten away with it. The FBI is eagerly searching for these men and their connection to heartless murders and crimes that they have allegedly committed.
Gang violence is a huge issue throughout North America, and these gangs are responsible for hundreds and thousands of deaths of innocent people and other rival gang members. Some of the gang members in these violent gangs are young men, still in high school, who must lead a life of crime and stay alive before clashing with any rival gangs. To handle this swarm of gang destructiveness, the FBI have diligently worked day and night to capture these men. However, some of these gang members slip through the cracks, continuing to rob and kill and managing to hide from the FBI.
This list of 15 gang members still on the run is some of the world's most cruel and savage. A few of the men on this list have been on the FBI's Most Wanted List for so long, they ended up being removed. These men know how to hide, and they do it well. We need to capture them before they commit any more terrible acts of violence.
15 Luis Macedo - Murdered A 15-Year-Old Boy For Not Putting Up Gang Sign
Luis Macedo is reportedly part of the notorious Latin Kings gang in Chicago and is on the run for the murder of a young 15-year-old boy. On May 1, 2009, the boy was allegedly murdered because he did not give a gang sign. The Latin King members then set the boy's body on fire. The FBI believes that Macedo supposedly ordered the attack on the boy. The Latin Kings is one of the oldest and largest street gangs in the United States and worldwide. The FBI has warned people that Macedo "should be considered armed and extremely dangerous." Macedo has been on the run for over seven years and hasn't been seen in Chicago since the murder took place.
14 Walter Yovanny Gomez - Part Of MS-13, Killed A Man For Socializing With Rival Gang
MS-13 is a criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California. However, the gang has spread throughout the years and has a heavy presence in areas such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Long Island, New York, New Jersey, and metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, Houston, Texas and the Boston, Massachusetts' area. They are known for their heavy use of violence and "merciless revenge." Hundreds of MS-13 members have been arrested, but a few, like Walter Yovanny Gomez, have managed to escape the hands of the FBI. Gomez is on the Most Wanted List for an alleged gang killing in New Jersey on May 8, 2011. According to the FBI, he and another member attacked and killed a man who was "suspected of socializing with a rival gang and had been ordered to be killed by MS-13 leaders." The FBI believes he is still in hiding somewhere in the U.S.
13 Eduardo Ravelo - Known To Be A Captain (Capo) Within The Barrio Azteca Enterprise
Eduardo Ravelo's criminal mischief began in 2003 and is allegedly a Captain or Capo within the Barrio Azteca criminal enterprise, which is based in El Paso, Texas. He is currently on the run from the FBI and is responsible for issuing orders to Barrio Azteca gang members in Juarez, Mexico. Ravelo and the members apparently act as "hit men" for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization and is also responsible for numerous murders. Ravelo was also indicted in 2008 in Texas for his involvement in racketeering activities, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine, and marijuana with the intent to distribute.
12 Members Of The 18th Street Gang - Responsible For At Least One Robbery Or Assault A Day In Los Angeles
There are approximately 15,000 members of the 18th Street gang, which is thought to be the largest street gang in California. The gang is one of the most popular and well-known of the "Sureno" gang in Southern California. The gang has expanded tremendously throughout the years, reportedly reaching 32 states. With so many members, it is definitely hard to keep track. These violent members have been linked to homicides throughout the country, extortion, alien smuggling, drug smuggling, and auto theft and have even infiltrated the U.S. military.
11 Victor Manuel Gerena - Got Away With $7 Million And Was Never Found
The FBI has wanted Victor Manuel Gerena ever since he got away with a bank heist in 1983. Gerena was a member of the Los Macheteros gang and had been on the Most Wanted List for 32 years. Gerena was an employee at Wells Fargo bank and had plans of robbing it. After dropping off his girlfriend at Hartford City Hall in Connecticut, to get a marriage license for the couple, he went to work, where he tied up two of his co-workers and put $7 million in the trunk of his car and got away. Since then, the FBI has never been able to locate Gerena. As of April 11, 2010, he became the fugitive to have spent the most time on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List. However, he was later taken off the list. He is believed to be residing in Cuba.
10 Semion Mogilevich - Known As The "Boss Of Bosses" When It Comes To The Russian Mafia
The FBI has described Semion Mogilevich as "the most dangerous mobster in the world" as well as the "boss of all bosses" of Russian mafias. He has dozens among dozens of charges against him, including weapons trafficking, extortion, money laundering, drug trafficking, contract murders, and even prostitution. He has gone by many aliases but is most known as "The Brainy Don" and "Don Semyon." He was added on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List in 2009, but has since been removed since he resides freely in Russia and the U.S. cannot extradite him.
9 Raymond Abbott Baerga - Wanted For Smuggling Automatic Rifles
Raymond Abbott Baerga is known as "Robo Cop" and is wanted by the FBI for smuggling automatic rifles, including AR-15 assault rifles, out of Florida and selling them in Puerto Rico. The guns were apparently used by a number of gangs and drug cartels in Puerto Rico that were initially tied to Colombia. Baerga was actually in prison in 1992, awaiting sentencing but eventually escaped and even evaded gun shots from the prison guards. According to Roberto Vizcarrondo, a senior criminal investigator, Baerga is "extremely articulate, knowledgeable in weapons, and well-versed in the use of high-powered firearms." The FBI is still looking for the leader of one of the major smuggling organizations.
8 Members Of The Vagos Motorcycle Club - At War With Hells Angels And The Police
The Vagos Motorcycle Club was originally known as "The Psychos" and is a violent crime organization from Southern California. They are an active motorcycle club with some members having undergone military training. The members of this gang are known to be ruthless and have even declared war on law enforcement. The motorcycle gang got into an altercation with Hells Angels over turf near a Starbucks in California, which left two people dead and eight wounded. These members are not here to play any games and have a history of assaults, extortion, thievery, and money laundering.
7 Alexis Flores - On The Run For The Kidnapping And Murder Of A 5-Year-Old
Alexis Flores is currently on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list because of his terrible and sickening crime. Flores was born in Honduras, but came to the United States illegally. He is wanted by the FBI for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a 5-year-old girl named Iriana DeJesus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2000. According to reports, during the summer of 2000, a man named "Carlos" was given shelter and work as a handyman. Five days after the young girl went missing, her body was found in the basement of the same building "Carlos" was staying in. After the man who lent the space to "Carlos" recognized the shirt that was next to her body, he told police it was indeed Carlos'. Flores has been on the run from the FBI since then and is said to have ties in Honduras.
6 Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno - Wanted For Importing 14 Tons Of Marijuana Into The U.S.
Juan Jose Esparragoze Moreno, whose alias is "El Azul," was a former police detective who was an influential figure for creating peace deals between rival Mexican cartels. However, he turned into a drug trafficker who started working for the Guadalajara Cartel and may have been involved in the death of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. He spent seven years in jail and when released in 1992, joined the Juarez Cartel. He worked his way up and was part of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel and was also allied with some of the most notorious drug trafficking leaders like "El Chapo." During his time working for a cartel, he is responsible for importing 14 tons of marijuana in the U.S. In 2014, it was reported that Moreno died from a heart attack, but it is known that Mexican cartel leaders fake their deaths so that they aren't under the radar.
5 Gildardo Pena - Wanted For Killing A Man Believed To Be Talking To The Police
Gildardo Pena is known to be a member of the Toonerville (Tujunga clique) and goes by the name Shaggy. He was implicated in 2006 for the shooting death of 45-year-old Donald Nelson. According to police reports, the Toonerville gang murdered Nelson at midnight in Tujunga, California. He was shot and killed by the gang because they believed that Nelson was providing the police information about the Toonerville gang. Pena has been on the run since the shooting and is said to be armed and dangerous.
4 Members Of The Trinitarios - Wanted For A Number Of Teen Shootings And Machete Deaths
The Trinitarios gang emerged from the New York prison system in the 1980's and became the fastest growing gang in the state. The gangsters are predominately Dominican, and they spread quickly once they were released from prison. This gang is nothing to mess with. They have a deadly rivalry with the Bloods and Crips. They are known for recruiting kids still in high school, which says that they may be behind numerous teen shootings and machete deaths. The FBI were able to locate the leader of the Trinitarios Long Island Chapter, with another 50 members. However, these gang members are still on the run and stirring dangerous trouble.
3 Matteo Messina Denaro - Became One Of The Ten Most Wanted Criminals In The World
Matteo Messina Denaro is regarded as one of the most wanted men in the world. He is a Sicilian Mafia boss who is one of the most powerful men running the Cosa Nostra. After the capture and arrest of Bernardo Provenzano in 2006 and Salvatore Lo Piccolo in 2007, Denaro became the leader of the Cosa Nostra. He's been a fugitive since 1993 and remains at large. He is known for taking part in the Sicilian mafia's bombing in the '90s, which resulted in killing magistrates and bystanders in Sicily, Rome, and Florence. Even though the number of killings in the mafia has decreased, when they need too, they will kill whoever crosses them.
2 Members Of The Florencia 13 - Wanted For Ruthless Murders Of African Americans
The Florencia 13 gang was established in the 1960's in the South Central area of Los Angles, California. This ruthless and violent gang is responsible for a number of murders, assaults, robberies, and smugglings. When they were established, the FBI began targeting these gang members because of their role in attacking African-Americans. Leaders of the vicious gang ordered killing of African-Americans and if the victim was not found, they would only say, "Well, shoot any black you see." The FBI was able to nab 96 of the 102 Florencia 13 members in 2007 during a raid, which they called "Operation Joker's Wild." However, there are a lot more members still on the run. Who knows what terrible crimes they have committed?
1 Santiago "Pucho" Villalba Mederos - Wanted For Murdering Innocent People
Santiago "Pucho" Villalba Mederos wanted to get back at a rival gang and was looking to retaliate but shot at the wrong vehicle and ended up killing 18-year-old Camille Love and seriously wounding her brother, Joshua. "He just comes from behind us and gets in the lane next to us, speeds up to us, gets beside us, and he just started shooting," the brother told the Washington's Most Wanted back in 2010. Mederos is only 26 years old and already has a lengthy rap sheet. He is also wanted for a second murder of another innocent person in March of 2010. The young man is facing multiple charges, including Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree, and Murder in the 2nd Degree. The FBI believes he is in Mexico, and they are continuing to look diligently for him.