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Mob Boss James “Whitey” Bulger was arrested and taken into custody by the feds late Wednesday night in California, after being on the run for 16 years.

The FBI arrested Whitey and his long-term girlfriend Catherine Greig and proceeded to raid their apartment finding $800,000 in cash along with an arsenal of weapons.

After appearing in court Thursday, Whitey and Catherine were sent back to Boston where he is allegedly linked to 19 murders. Whitey is also suspected of being a part of several unsolved robberies in California during his 16 years on the run.

Above, Whitey is pictured in his most recent mug shot.

Huff Post Reports:

James “Whitey” Bulger, the 81-year-old Boston gangster allegedly linked to 19 murders, inspired wild rumors about his life on the run and his million-dollar lifestyle with sightings reported in almost 20 countries from the U.K. to Uruguay. But the reality was a lot more mundane — it turns out that he spent at least 14 years living in a rent-controlled apartment a few blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bulger’s hiding in plain sight recalls the recent capture of Osama Bin Laden, who was holed up for years in a drab building on the outskirts of a resort town in Pakistan. Both men occupied the top tier of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, commanded hefty bounties and endured tedious outlaw years.

SOURCE Huff Post