Police in Solomon Islands are investigating recent incidents of firearms being brought into the country through the border with Papua New Guinea's Bougainville.
Police officials confirm a recent incident in which high powered weapons were found in a car in Honiara that three men from Bougainville were driving.
And the police officials say there has been a recent gun incident in the Shortland Islands in Western Province.
Over the last 15 years Police say the border has been a difficult place to monitor because of the free traditional trade between the two countries over the sea border.
However the police say prior to these latest events there has been a long period of quiet.