Revealed: International criminals most wanted by New Zealand

This is the list of New Zealand's most-wanted criminals who have disappeared overseas.

Red notices for their detainment have been issued by the New Zealand branch of Interpol, an international police organisation which works together on cross-border investigations.

The list of people wanted for arrest by New Zealand includes people accused of murder, sexual assault and kidnapping.

Two of the names have been redacted to protect their victims as they are wanted on child sex offences.

Ryszard Wilk - Drug charges


A Polish national, Wilk is wanted for his alleged involvement in a scheme to flood New Zealand with drugs.

He's been charged with money laundering, participating in an organised crime group and importing a controlled drug.

Wilk was arrested in Venezuela last year and now faces deportation back to New Zealand. His son, Ralph Wilk, has been sentenced to nine years and four months' imprisonment for supplying a Class A drug and money laundering.

REDACTED - Wanted for sexual offending against a minor


Hui Au Wong - Drug charges


Wong is wanted for allegedly being the mastermind who organised New Zealand's biggest ever heroin-trafficking operation.

He's believed to be the kingpin behind a drug syndicate which imported $70 million of heroin from Thailand.

His whereabouts are currently unknown - however a gang member convicted over the same drug trafficking told NZME Wong was dead in 2012. He wouldn't say how he died.

Gaurav Gupta - Sexual violation


Gupta is wanted after he failed to appear for his sentencing in 2017.

John Robert Beckenridge - Kidnapping


John Beckenridge is wanted for kidnapping after he disappeared with his stepson.

He broke a court order in 2015 by picking up 12-year-old Mike Zhao-Beckenridge from his school in Invercargill.

Beckenridge's car was found in the sea at the bottom of a cliff in Curio Bay a week later.

Mike Zhao-Beckenridge.
Mike Zhao-Beckenridge. Photo credit: File

Tyre tracks leading off the cliff indicated someone was in the car and it left the ground as it went over the cliff - however no human remains were found.

It's believed Beckenridge staged their deaths and they went into hiding.

Since then, there have been reports of the pair both in New Zealand and overseas.

Ross Anthony Wilson - Fraud


Wilson is wanted on fraud charges - and has been ever since 1994.

Samuel Njuguna - Murder


Kenyan man Samuel Njuguna is wanted over a 2009 Christchurch murder and attempted murder.

Njuguna is accused of murdering freezing worker Steven Mwangi and seriously injuring his estranged wife, Lydia Munene.

He allegedly entered Ms Munene's house early in the morning and attacked the pair as they lay in bed. Njuguna flew to Kenya the next day, just one day before the attack was discovered.

A formal request has been made to Kenyan authorities for his extradition.

Karen Nenite De Luna - Murder


Babysitter Karen Nenite De Luna is wanted for the murder of a toddler left in her care.

She was looking after two-year-old Bea Daleon in Southland in 2012 when the child suffered fatal head injuries.

Karen Nenite De Luna.
Karen Nenite De Luna. Photo credit: Karen Nenite De Luna / Facebook

De Luna left the country within a few months of the incident, and police laid murder charges in 2016.

She now lives in the Philippines; however no extradition treaty exists between them and New Zealand.

Police are reportedly working at a "diplomatic level" to try and resolve the issue.

REDACTED - Child sex offending


Dragan Teslic - Drugs


The Serbian national is wanted by New Zealand authorities on drugs charges. His red notice was issued in 2018.


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