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US authorities confirm detained US national is FBI agent

KARACHI: Authorities of the United States have confirmed that the arrested U.S national in Karachi Joel Eugene Cox has been an agent of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ARY News reports.

Joel Cox was arrested two days ago from Jinnah Terminal in Karachi for carrying bullets in his baggage. The US authorities further added that Cox was not armed during the flight.

He was arrested when bullets of a nine mm pistol was found from his luggage as he was leaving for Islamabad. He had told during the questioning that he was an employee of the U.S. Consulate.

The detained FBI agent was sent to Pakistan to train police officers for three months, media reports said.



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