POLICE INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF ARMS SMUGGLING

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (May 12, 1999 PACNEWS/SIBC)---Honiara Police are investigating a newsletter being circulated around the capital alleging arms smuggling by certain prominent Solomon Islanders.

Police say the newsletter is being published by a group calling itself the 'Silent Majority.'

The group claims in the newsletter that M-16 machine guns, A-K47s and rocket launchers are being hidden by these individuals.

Police say investigations to identify the source of the newsletter have produced no results.

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