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The Capture of Abimael Guzman

Two members of an elite police unit recall how they tracked down and arrested Peru's public enemy number one: the elusive leader of the Maoist Shining Path rebels.

In September 1992 security forces in Peru tracked down and arrested the country's most wanted criminal, the leader of the Maoist rebel group, Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path. After months staking out a safe house in a quiet residential neighbourhood of the capital, Lima, police seized the 58-year-old Guzman, who was found hiding in an upstairs room. Mike Lanchin has been hearing from the two officers who caught the elusive rebel leader.

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