A German national has been arrested for illegally crossing the SI-PNG border.
He escaped but was later arrested and is kept in police custody.
Police officers in Taro, Choiseul province arrested the German national on Sunday, April 29, 2018 for illegally entering Solomon Islands through the Solomon Islands-Papua New Guinea (PNG) border.
“The accused was arrested after Police in Taro was informed of his presence at Supizae Island, near Taro Station on April 26, 2018,” says Operations Manager, Taro Police Station, Senior Sergeant Rolland Lapo.
“Police then invited him to Taro police station for questioning and at the same time notified the Immigration Department.
“The German national was then advised to leave Solomon Islands for PNG voluntarily however he escaped to the mainland Choiseul and disappeared.
“Police conducted a search and finally found him near Kona Village and he was formally arrested and placed in Police custody awaiting formalities from the Solomon Islands Immigration Department.
“I want to thank the members of the public in Choiseul who came forward and reported 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.”