Police in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands have intercepted military-issued guns and ammunition and PNG defence force uniforms.
The National reported on Thursday night police on a roadblock between Goroka and Kainantu intercepted the consignment which is reported to involve the brother of an elections candidate and a Lae-based police detective.
Eastern Highlands police commander Superintendent Alex Ndrasal said the armed detective was obviously escorting the illegal consignment bound for the Kagua-Erave district.
Eight people were arrested.
Superintendent Ndrasal told the paper the army uniforms could be worn by mercenaries under the disguise of defence force personnel during polling.