SI keeps tab on guns

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The National, Wednesday, June 8th 2011

THE Solomon Islands acting police commissioner Walter Kola says the police force is doing all it can to prevent guns from being smuggled into the country from neighbouring Papua New Guinea.
Kola said it was difficult to speculate on how rife the problem was but admitted that illegal movement across the Solomons border with the Autonomous Region of Bougainville was an ongoing concern.
This comes as police confirmed that four men from Bougainville were suspects in an armed raid
in Western province last month.
The raid occurred at the Solomon gold prospecting camp near Kariki in the Shortland Islands.