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'Whitey' Bulger armed and loaded

Published 16/07/2011 | 05:00

IRISH-American gang boss James 'Whitey' Bulger (left) had an arsenal of 30 guns and €500,000 in cash hidden in his California apartment. The FBI has released pictures of the arms haul found in the Santa Monica apartment he shared with his girlfriend Catherine Greig.

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Bulger (81), who has strong Irish links, was on the run for 16 years before being arrested on June 22. He is wanted in connection with 19 grisly murders in the Boston area.

Ammunition found includes 9mm tracer ammunition, shotgun cartridges and 5.56mm assault rifle bullets.

In one picture, an M4 rifle sits on a table along with nine handguns. Another picture shows a powerful .357 Magnum revolver hidden with a wad of dollars. Also found were handcuffs and knives -- the FBI warned that Bulger always carried a knife while he was on the run.

Irish Independent

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