FBI agent arrested in Pakistan

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    American held at Pak airport is an FBI agent: Reports

    KARACHI: An American, arrested on anti-terrorism charges at an airport here after Pakistani authorities recovered 15 bullets and a pistol clip from his possession, has been identified as an FBI agent. Joel Cox was about to board a domestic flight to Islamabad at the Jinnah International Airport on Monday evening when the Airport Security Force (ASF) discovered 15 bullets of 9mm caliber and a pistol clip in his baggage. He was detained by the ASF before being handed over to the airport police station where a case was lodged against him. Yesterday, Cox appeared in court on charges that he had violated local anti-terrorism laws that prohibit carrying firearms or ammunition aboard commercial flights, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail. He was later remanded to police custody till May 10. "We are aware of the situation that has been reported and we are coordinating with Pakistani authorities to resolve this matter," said Meghan Gregonis, US Embassy spokesperson in Islamabad. US media reports have identified him as an FBI agent who was in Pakistan to allegedly train policemen. US officials in Washington confirmed that the agent, who is assigned to the FBI Miami Field Office, was in Pakistan on temporary duty, the Washington Post reported. American diplomatic sources said an official statement that could identify the organization that Cox belongs to is likely to be issued later. Karachi police officials have denied knowledge of any such training programme and said Cox was on a 90-day 'visit' visa. Dressed in a dark trouser and striped shirt, Cox was shown on TV channels here being escorted by Pakistani security officials.

    American held at Pak airport is an FBI agent: Reports - The Times of India
     
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    FBI agent arrested in Pakistan, sought to board flight while carrying ammunition

    Source: FBI agent arrested in Pakistan, was carrying ammunition at airport - CNN.com

    Earlier, an NYPD officer was arrested in India for the same reason: Case for NYPD cop arrested in India for carrying bullets delayed until July - NY Daily News
     
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    Re: American held at Pak airport is an FBI agent: Reports

    Pakistan releases FBI agent on bail


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    KARACHI: The FBI agent who was caught trying to carry ammunition and knives on board a PIA flight has been released from a Karachi police station after a judge approved his bail against surety bonds of Rs 1 million.

    The District and Sessions Judge Malir granted bail to the US citizen identified as an FBI agent who was arrested from the Jinnah International Airport on Monday.

    Earlier, a foreign office spokesman said the US citizen didn’t enjoy diplomatic immunity as he was an FBI agent.

    Police office Rao Anwaar said the court had directed the man to submit a surety bond of one million rupee ($9,800) for his bail.

    The police had detained the American on May 5 at an airport in Karachi after ammunition and three knives were seized from him.

    A US law enforcement official identified the man as an FBI agent and said he was there as part of an anti-corruption operation.


    Pakistan releases FBI agent on bail | PAKISTAN - geo.tv
     
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    Re: American held at Pak airport is an FBI agent: Reports

    phir bik gaya pakistan:laugh::laugh::laugh:


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    Re: American held at Pak airport is an FBI agent: Reports

    Perhaps he carried weapons to save himself from Paki Terrorists who are allover.

    In Pakistan even Army is not safe so people are taking their security in their own hands.
     

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