Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Pakistan

​Pakistani Court Drops Charges Against FBI Agent

Pakistani police escort Joel Cox (right) to court in Karachi on May 6.
Pakistani police escort Joel Cox (right) to court in Karachi on May 6.
A court in Pakistan has dropped charges against a U.S. agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who was arrested earlier this month for trying to carry ammunition onto a plane. 

Police said on May 19 that the judge dismissed the case against Joel Cox after a letter was produced from the Ministry of Interior verifying the agent was allowed to carry a weapon while in Pakistan.

Cox was arrested on May 5 at the airport in the southern city of Karachi after he tried to board an Islamabad-bound civilian flight while carrying knives and bullets. 

He was freed on $10,000 bail on May 8. 

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP

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