soldiers capture Comrade Artemio, who was seriously injured in a clash with government forces last week
Peruvian troops were wounded and captured the leader of a remnant of the rebel group Shining Path once powerful, effectively dismantling a well-armed band lived illegal cocaine trafficking, the president of Peru, he said.
President Ollanta Humala, a former army lieutenant colonel, flew to the remote coca-growing Upper Huallaga valley to congratulate the officers and soldiers who had captured the rebels Comrade Artemio and two companions.
Artemio, 50, whose real name is Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala, was taken to Lima, where doctors in a hospital run by the police to remove two bullets from his chest, said Raul Sanchez , spokesman for the office of Chief Prosecutor. Artemis also had shrapnel in both hands, he said.
on arrival in Lima and in a wheelchair from a plane, reporters saw Artemio lift his right arm and shouted something imperceptible.
Humala said: "The Shining Path is no longer a threat to the country that the capacity is limited," A picture released by his office showed the president standing next to Artemio, both hands. . the rebels with his chest bandaged.
With the capture of Artemio and several lieutenants in recent weeks, the Upper Huallaga had been pacified, Humala said, so that agribusiness, farming and tourism is now possible . The valley is the only region of Peru, where the United funded coca eradication happens.
Analysts said Artemio capture a devastating blow to a band more or less than 150 people representing nearly half of what remains of Shining Path, which has killed thousands over the years 1980 and 1990 .
was arrested at 3 am, near where he was wounded three days earlier, in circumstances Humala, and other officials said.
Humala was proud to announce the capture of the guerrilla who was the regional head of Sendero Luminoso in the 1990s, when Mr. Humala to lead an army garrison in Upper Huallaga. He said that security forces had been "closely following" Artemio recent weeks and had acted in a timely manner, when civilians would not be in danger.
Nanci Zamora, the mayor of gunpowder, the district that encompasses people, said Artemio was raised Thursday morning at an emergency medical technician in the city of Santa Rosa de Mishoyo. After that, it is said, he took his subordinates Mishoyo River, a tributary of the Huallaga. It was not immediately clear how the soldiers located.
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