When it come to violent criminals, we normally think of men, but there have been notorious women in the past who have been criminal masterminds.
Here are 8 of the worlds most dangerous female gangsters.
8. Griselda Blanco ” The Cocaine Grandmother”
Blanco was a drug lord for the Medellin cartel in the 70’s and 80’s and at one point she was making more than $80 million a month. She was violent and wasn’t afraid to use to threaten people to get what she wanted, and she was finally arrested in 1985. However, even though she was locked up, she was still running her drug business from behind bars.
7. Claudia Ochoa Felix “The Mexican Kim Kardashian”
She has over 35 thousand social media followers ad often posts pictures of herself with her AK-47s. It’s speculated that she is the new leader of “Los Antrax”. The Los Antrax are known for their brutal hitmen who are employed by the Sinaloa cartel.
6. Rosetta Cutolo “Ice Eyes”
Rosetta took over her brother’s job of the head of an Italian crime organization when he was sent to prison. She kept a low profile for the most part and often negotiated with leaders of South African and Sicilian mafias. She was finally arrested in 93′. She managed to talk her way out of murder charges and was acquitted for nine different murders. Her brother denied that she ever had anything to do with the organized crime scene.
5. Raffaella D’Alterio ” Big Female Kitten”
In 2006, Raffaella’s husband, Nicola Pianese was killed, and she took over his business, the Camorra clan. She wasn’t too concerned with taking over for him because she had a history of violence. In fact, she was even shot just three years after and survived. In 2012, she was arrested and charged with drug dealing, robbery, and possession of illegal weapons.
4. Anna Gristina “Millionaire Madame”
Gristina isn’t exactly dangerous in a violent way, but she did hold the secrets of some of the most powerful people in the world. In 2012, she was arrested for having a call girl business. She previously had promised to never give the names out but she caved under pressure.
3. Charmaine Roman- drug lord
In 2013, Roman was arrested for her involvement in the Jamaican drug trafficking ring but they soon found out she was more than involved she was the head of the traffic ring. In fact, she was known for having a very violent reputation when it came to “business”.
2. Samantha Lewthwaite “White Widow”
Lewthwaite is one of the world’s most wanted suspects when it comes to terrorism. It’s believed that she is responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people. She is wanted by Interpol and is assumed to be in Syria with connections to ISIL. At 17, she converted to Islam, and she was married to Germaine Lindsay the person responsible for the suicide bombing in London earlier this year. It’s also believed that she is training women on how to become suicide bombers.
- Maria Licciardi “La Piccolina”
Licciardi was the boss of the Camorra clan in Naples between 1993 to 2001. Her father and brother were also gangsters, and her husband was part of the Camorra clan. Under her leadership, the clan became secretive, sophisticated and even more organized. She was also responsible for the clan making money off of underaged girls that they used for prostitution. The girls were bought from the Albanian mafia and were falsely promised a good life but instead they were forced to take drugs and become prostitutes. Once the girls reached a certain age they were killed to make sure that they never told the authorities.