On 1 June, the US Treasury Department designated Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), a Maoist insurgent group in Peru, as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (the “Kingpin Act”). Along with the identification of Shining Path, the Treasury Department designated Victor Quispe Palomino, Jorge Quispe Palomino, and Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala for their leadership of the organisation. Shining Path was previously designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization on 8 October 1997 and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity on 31 October 2011. According to the US Treasury Department, Shining Path has become involved in cocaine trafficking in south central Peru.
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