Court drops case against FBI man in Karachi

Orders issued to return belongings to Cox

KARACHI – A local court ordered that the case against Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent Joel Cox who was apprehended at the Jinnah International Airport on May 5 for carrying ammunition should be dropped.

After his arrest on May 5, Joel was later released on bail on May 8. He was presented before the district court of Malir and the police presented a final report regarding the case after which the court issued the order. On May 10, the court had ordered the police to submit the final charge sheet today (Monday).

In the final report, the police had said that this whole situation had occurred because of a misunderstanding. During the hearing of the FBI agent case, the court also ordered that his belongings be returned to him. A letter from the US Embassy was also presented before the court by the FBI agent’s lawyers.

The letter stated that people on mission were allowed to keep weapons with them. Cox was travelling from Karachi to Islamabad by PK-308 on the evening of May 5 when a routine search by the Airport Security Force at the Jinnah International Airport found 15 bullets and a magazine in his bags.

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