1 Dec 2009

Police seize dozens of weapons at Solomons soccer finals

3:39 pm on 1 December 2009

More than 70 weapons have been seized by police at a the grand final of a soccer tournament in Solomon Islands.

Honiara's police commander, Chief Superintendent Nela Mosese told the Solomon Times the weapons were seized by police officers and football federation security personnel on Saturday.

He said the weapons confiscated at the Lawson Tama stadium included knives, screwdrivers, slings, wooden spears, razor blades, metal chains, spanners, pliers, scissors, and a modified toy pistol.

Chief Superintendent Nela Mosese said if the weapons had not been detected, they could have been used to cause great danger to players and the public.

He said most of the football fans behaved well at the Solomon Cup Soccer Tournament finals.

Eight people were arrested for minor alcohol related offences.