Bin Laden tops Forbes' Most Wanted list again

Al-Qaeda chief beat Mexican drug trafficker into second place.

Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has once again topped the 'Most Wanted' list in the latest issue of Forbes magazine.

The list features persons who have a long history of serious crimes and are still considered dangerous.

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman came second in the list while Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was placed third. Ibrahim is suspected to have masterminded the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in 1993.

According to Forbes, Bin Laden has managed for eight years to avoid the largest manhunt in history. It also quotes the US Defence Secretary Robert Gates who admits the US does not have adequate intelligence on Bin Laden's whereabouts and it might be years before he is caught.

The magazine consults with law enforcement agencies in the US and around the world to identify the top ten fugitives. Every person on the list has been criminally indicted or charged by national or international tribunals.