Peru: 24 detained, suspected of ties with Shining Path

Posted on April 10, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Peru, Police/Military Activity, Shining Path reported that twenty-four people suspected of links to Peruvian militant group Shining Path have been arrested, the president says.
President Ollanta Humala said they included the leaders of the organisation’s political arm, Movadef. Two of them are lawyers for the group’s founder Abimael Guzman, who was jailed in 1992. The Maoist group was effectively defeated in the 1990s, but remnants are thought to be involved in the cocaine trade. Read Article

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