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Weapons, cash seized from James "Whitey" Bulger's Santa Monica apartment

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Authorities seized weapons and a large amount of cash from the Santa Monica apartment where legendary Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested Wednesday, law enforcement sources told The Times.

The weapons and cash were confiscated after federal agents and Santa Monica police swooped down on the complex where Bulger and his longtime companion, Catherine Greig, were quietly living, said the sources, who asked not to be named because the case was ongoing.

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The FBI had been seeking Bulger since he fled Boston in 1994 as he was being sought in connection with at least 19 murders and other charges. He and Greig were taken into custody after authorities received a tip, the FBI said.

Neighbors gathered near the Princess Eugenia apartment complex as word of the arrest spread throughout the area. The complex is in the 1000 block of 3rd Street, a short walk from the ocean.

John Weiskopf, 63, who lives across the street from where Bulger was staying, recalled seeing the famed crime boss and his girlfriend in the neighborhood.

"I used to see him" and Greig, said Weiskopf, a screenwriter, film producer and novelist. "They've been here a while.

"I would see them out here walking their dog. They were very unassuming."

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-- Andrew Blankstein and Baxter Holmes in Santa Monica

Photo: FBI agents stand in the ground floor parking garage of the Santa Monica apartment building where fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime companion, Catherine Greig, were arrested Wednesday. Credit: Associated Press

 
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