Police in the Solomon Islands snare a key murder suspect | Pacific Beat

Police in the Solomon Islands snare a key murder suspect

Police in the Solomon Islands snare a key murder suspect

Updated 27 August 2013, 16:47 AEST

In Solomon Islands, a joint operation between local police, and officers from the Australian led regional assistance mission RAMSI, has led to the arrest of a man alledged to have committed four murders during the ethnic tension, which divided the country for five years.

James Salovi was arrested last week, after he failed to return to court for his 2010 trial, after being granted bail in 2008.

The arrest is the latest result in a joint effort by law enforcement officials there to bring those alledged to be have been involved in major crimes, including ethnic tension, into custody.

Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney reports.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Paul Osborne, the Commander of the Participating Police Force with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, RAMSI

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