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Slideshow: A bad year for 'bad guys'

As Irish-American mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is captured after 16 years, take a look at other notorious figures who’ve been caught recently…

JAMES ‘WHITEY’ BULGER has been captured by the FBI after 16 years on the run. The Irish-American mobster was indicted for 19 murders and has finally been arrested at the age of 81.

Bulger is just one of a number of notorious names who’ve been captured, found or brought to justice recently…

Slideshow: A bad year for 'bad guys'
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  • Ratko Mladic - indicted for genocide and war crimes

    Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic sits in the court room in The Hague on 3 June. It was his first public appearance since he went into hiding nearly 16 years ago. He was arrested on 26 May after being on the run since 1995 when he was indicted by the U.N. for war crimes and genocide. Pic: AP Photo/ Martin Meissner
  • Osama Bin Laden - killed by a US led operation in Pakistan in May

    Osama Bin Laden was killed at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on 1 May when American-led forces stormed the buildings. He has been the focus of one of the world's biggest manhunts. Pic: Anonymous/AP/Press Association Images
  • John Demjanjuk - former Nazi death camp guard

    John Demjanjuk was found guilty in May of acting as an accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp. He was charged with 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder, one for each person who died during the time he was accused of being a guard at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Matthias Schrader/AP/Press Association Images
  • Jose de Jesus Mendez - alleged leader of Mexican drug cartel

    Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, aka, "El Chango" or "The Monkey," alleged leader of Mexican La Familia drug cartel was arrested on Tuesday at a police checkpoint. The government had offered a $2.5 million reward for his capture. Pic: MIguel Tovar/AP/Press Association Images
  • James 'Whitey' Bulger and Catherine Greig

    A poster featuring the fugitives James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig who were captured by the FBI yesterday just days after the US government launched a new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster. Pic: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

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