12. Enedina Arellano Felix
The world’s first female drug lord, Enedina was the ‘Queenpin’ of the Tijuana drug cartel in Mexico. The cartel was previously run by her six brothers, and she used to counsel them on financial matters. After the arrest or death of her sibling, Enedina took over the cartel.
Under her leadership, the cartel’s power and network spread far and wide. Despite coming under the radar of the Mexican and the US government for drug trafficking and money laundering, Enedina is still active and has not yet been arrested.