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Europe’s most wanted women unmasked

They include 18 women who are convicted or accused of crimes including murder, people smuggling, robbery, drugs trafficking and serious fraud by countries across Europe.

Europol spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet said: “People think that usually these crimes are not being committed by women, but they are and they are equally as serious as those committed by men.

“[When] a viewer scrolls [on the Europol website], the face of the wanted fugitive is revealed and they will be able to see if it’s a man or a woman.

“The idea is to attract as many visitors as possible, with experience showing us that the more eyes that look at the wanted fugitives, the higher the chance to locate and arrest the wanted person’.”

Kristi Amberg

Amberg is wanted for drug trafficking in Estonia.

The 30-year-old is alleged to have used a network of dealers to sell amphetamine, cocaine and GHB.

On arrest she faces a jail term of one year and nine months.

Elizabeth Dizon Honrada

The Philippines national was jailed for five years for smuggling 45kg of cocaine from Surinam into the Netherlands.

Wanted since 2010, the 57-year-old‘s last known whereabouts were Saudi Arabia, where she was spotted in 2014.

Adilet Shakirgazieva

The 31-year-old Kazakh is wanted for a series of thefts in Malta in 2014.

Alongside four men she is alleged to have broken into numerous apartments and stolen cash and jewellery.

Shakirgazieva was arrested in September 2015, appeared in court and remanded into custody.

But after being granted bail in May 2017 she went on the run.

Jessica Edosomwan

Wanted by French authorities, Edosomwan is alleged to have been part of a gang of people smugglers who used a form of witchcraft known as ‘juju’ to force young Nigerian girls into prostitution.

Operating in every major French city the gang housed in the girls in terrible conditions, charging them exorbitant rents, it is claimed.

The victims, who were run by an older woman known as ‘la Mama,’ were then prostituted on the streets.

The money they made was then sent back to Nigeria through an informal payment system known as “hawala”.

Edosomwan, 26, has been on the run since 2017 and could be in France, Belgium or Germany.

Ildiko Enderle

Enderle, 43, is wanted by Romanian police who suspect her of trafficking girls, some minors, into the Czech Republic.

There, the victims, who had been promised work and housing in Germany, were forced into prostitution.

Angelina Sacjuka

In the early hours of October 20, in Riga, Latvia, Sacjuka and an accomplice beat a woman to death.

The victim was punched and kicked repeatedly, breaking nearly all her ribs.

The injuries caused lethal damage to her vital organs.

Following the attack Sacjuka, 20, and her accomplice tried to cover the body with leaves.

She was sentenced to 3 years, 11 months and 28 days but remains at large.

Ildiko Dudas

Dudas is wanted by the Hungarian courts for drug dealing and child abuse.

The 31-year-old was sentenced to six years in prison for selling amphetamines, ecstasy and cocaine in nightclubs around Lake Balaton.

Dudas and her partner often took along their young children while they were dealing.

Elisabeth Gertrude

Skarits Skarits is wanted by Austrian police in connection with a massive real estate and rental fraud which allegedly saw her swindle around 4.2m Euros.

The crimes were committed between 2005 and 2008 when the 63-year-old was the managing director of a property management company.

Her last known location was a hotel in Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria, between June and August 2011.

Elena Puzyrevich

Between 2007 and 2008 Puzyrevich ran a brothel in Caceres in Spain, in which nine young women from Russia were forced to work as prostitutes.

The 39-year-old sometimes met the girls herself when they landed at Barajas airport from where they were taken straight to the club.

Many of the girls were deceived about the type of work they would be doing in Spain and were made to pay off the debts they incurred travelling to the country.

One girl jumped out of a window in an attempt to escape and was hospitalised.

Puzyrevich was jailed for five years for illegal detention and determination to prostitution.