The police in Solomon Islands have arrested a German man for illegally entering the country through it's maritime border with Papua New Guinea.
They said the man was found last week on Supizae island in Choiseul province and invited to neighbouring Taro island for questioning.
The man was advised to leave Solomon Islands for Papua New Guinea but he instead went to the Choiseul mainland and disappeared.
A police search found him near Kona Village yesterday where he was arrested and placed in police custody to await processing by the Solomons Immigration Department.
Operations manager Roland Lapo said he was grateful to the Choiseul public for reporting the matter to police.
"This is really encouraging to the police as this shows the commitment members of our communities have to working together to ensure our laws are adhered to both by our own people and those from other countries," Mr Lapo said.