There are plenty of wealthy people around, but not all of them have earned their money through legitimate means.
There are plenty of wealthy people around, but not all of them have earned their money through legitimate means. We often think that the more violent types of criminals, like gangsters and those that traffic in narcotics, guns, and even humans, are vastly different from those who make a killing through fraud, scams, and other white collar crimes. One of the biggest differences in these two groups boils down to their methods. These criminals actually have a lot more in common than we think. They’re similar in that the crimes they commit usually take a heck of a lot of moxie and that they enjoy the rush of doing something that not many other people would dare to do. The most glaring similarity is that the overwhelming majority are motivated by greed. They want to be rich. They want the sprawling mansions, the nice clothes, and all of the other perks that come with all that dough.
But what happens when they find themselves with more money than they can imagine? Well, when we go back in time to just a couple of decades ago, most criminals who made their fortunes tried to stay under the radar. In recent decades, it seems that every nouveau riche criminal wants to draw attention to themselves. They quite often end up catching the eye of the authorities, too, and when that happens, the end is near. One of the most common ways that rich criminals give themselves away is by driving expensive cars. A Lincoln or a Cadillac doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. No. This new breed needs to have a Lamborghini or a Maybach or both. Just check out the following examples. Here are 20 dope kingpin cars and pickups.
ALEXANDER SURIN’S FERRARI ENZO
British police really gave a drug trafficker a swift kick in the wallet by seizing a number of his prized assets. Alexander Surin fled to Dubai after he was convicted of numerous crimes, so the National Crime Agency decided to take approximately ₤4.5 million worth of his ill-gotten possessions, including a flat in St. John’s Wood, a pair of houses in Kent, proceeds from the sale of three other houses, and a whack of cash that was sitting in some of his bank accounts. He was also forced to part with some pricey cars, such as his Bugatti Veyron, a Rolls-Royce, and three Ferraris, including this Ferrari Enzo, which hauled in a whopping ₤897,500 at a police auction. This car, which is one of only 400 that were ever built, is capable of topping out at 217 mph.