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Thursday, May 08, 2014

An FBI agent has been arrested under anti-terrorism laws in Pakistan for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight. The U.S. citizen was detained at Karachi airport after security staff found 15 bullets for a 9mm handgun in his luggage ahead of a flight to Islamabad. A spokeswoman for the State Department said he was on a temporary assignment with the U.S. mission.

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This seems crazy to me. Why do so many people lose track of their guns & ammo? Or are they just lying after they get caught?

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It's possible it was planted.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-07 10:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Possible, but "US Officials" said it was accidental.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-05-07 11:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's illegal to carry gun ammunition in that area of the world. Anything less than explosives is prohibited.

#3 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-07 11:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I have no sympathy for dumb asses, be they civilian or law enforcement, who make these type of dumb ass mistakes. If you are going to carry or transport firearms or ammo, do it the legal and proper way.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-05-08 06:42 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Anything is possible including planting evidence. Not like this never happens in the USA. An average Joe would be probably be spending a life time in prison for such an oversight. This dude will be out next week. What would happen to a Pakistani national carrying the same on a USA flight?

Personally I believe we and others need a lot more debate, discussion and political solutions about the causes of terrorism, and much less use of an institutional hammer over society.

#5 | Posted by Robson at 2014-05-08 08:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Personally I believe we and others need a lot more debate, discussion and political solutions about the causes of terrorism, and much less use of an institutional hammer over society."

Personally, I think keeping random people with arms off planes is more effective than debate and discussions over the causes of terrorism.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-05-08 08:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Personally I believe we and others need a lot more debate, discussion and political solutions about the causes of terrorism, and much less use of an institutional hammer over society.

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There is no debate about the causes of terrorism: it is and has always been fascist imperialism.

The resulting revolutionaries are always labeled brigands/miscreants/pirates/
terrorists.

#7 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-08 10:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

First of all, notice how the BBC has his picture blurred.

This is the height of boot-licking by the Brits. LOL

Why blur his pic when his face has been plastered all over our papers, with his name?

See?

i.dawn.com

i.dawn.com

i1.tribune.com.pk

Joel Cox Eugene, FBI, going to Islamabad by a PIA flight (PK 308), carrying ammo in luggage, which he claims is not his.

"I am being framed" he said.

Meanwhile the US embassy said "He simply forgot".

Get your stories straight dudes.

#8 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-09 04:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

Also found in his possession:

1. One "spy cam" pen. (the same one I've got.. made in China, Rs.900.. nothing illegal about that)

2. One computer, password protected.

3. One "locator device".. whatever the hell that might mean. Again, not illegal.

He was given VIP treatment reserved for political prisoners, not sent to jail "general pop" and was given KFC and Burger King for meals.... not the slop the rest eat.

He is out on $10,000 bail now.

#9 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-09 04:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

Malir SSP Rao Anwar told Express News that no criminal record was found against the agent. He said Cox had come to Pakistan with a 90-day long visit visa on a passport made five months ago.

Anwar said people Cox had met during his stay in the country were also being interrogated. (whatever Mickey Mouse spy network he was running, is exposed)

#10 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-09 04:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

security staff found 15 bullets for a 9mm handgun in his luggage

The proper way for me to carry a weapon on a flight is:

1. Tell the security officers your problem.

2. Show them your license/permit.

3. Your gun and ammo will travel in the Captain's private bag or with the Air Marshall.

4. You will get it back when the plane has landed.

Non-Pakistanis are not allowed to have any guns or ammo at any time, UNLESS they are helping the Pak Govt with something and are working for US Govt.

FBI visiting Pakistan IN OFFICIAL CAPACITY are allowed to carry. But you do have to inform the relevant authorities, who you are and what you have.

#11 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-09 04:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

What would happen to a Pakistani national carrying the same on a USA flight?

Guantanamo? Water-boarding?

#12 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-09 04:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

And all the time I thought the fbi were supose to take care of things in the USA.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-09 02:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm an FBI agent!

youtu.be

Talk about being screwed.....

#16 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-10 03:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

Even better version...

youtu.be

Anyone can be an FBI agent and impress their friends.

#17 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-10 03:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

The FIA (Federal Investigation Agency... Pakistan's FBI)... has taken up the case.

Unlike the American FBI, our FIA knows what it's doing.

This can be bad news for the American guy... or very good news indeed. They might let him go in the spirit of Agency to Agency cooperation.

FIA webpage:

www.fia.gov.pk

#18 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-10 09:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

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