Solomons police find armed Bougainvilleans in Honiara

2:46 pm on 7 May 2015

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.