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US national detained at Karachi airport for carrying bullets was an FBI agent

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KARACHI: A US citizen, who was detained at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Monday evening for carrying bullets in his baggage, was found to be an agent for the US investigating agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), CNN reported on Wednesday.

HunzaNews May 7,2014

Joel Cox was attempting to board a domestic flight to Islamabad 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 under section 23 1 (a) of the Sindh Arms Act, 2013.

The US national was sent on physical custody remand by a judicial magistrate in district Malir on May 6.  Adam H Ishaque, the judicial magistrate in district Malir, had remanded the suspect to police till May 10.

Carrying firearms or ammunition aboard commercial flights is prohibited.

Early on Wednesday, CNN reported that Cox was an FBI agent.


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