4 Jun 2004

Australian woman arrested for buying gold in Solomon Islands

10:29 am on 4 June 2004

Solomon Islands police have arrested an Australian woman alleged to have been illegally buying gold from locals.

The woman, who has not been named, was arrested after a police search found she was in possession of 50 packets of gold grains.

The woman's passport has been withheld and she has been released on police bail.