American national held at Pak airport with bullets

An American national was detained at the Jinnah International Airport here for allegedly travelling with bullets and spying equipment.

PTI| Updated: May 06, 2014, 23:59 PM IST

Karachi: An American national was detained at the Jinnah International Airport here for allegedly travelling with bullets and spying equipment.

According to the Airport Security Force (ASF) officials, American national Joel Cox was detained after the ASF found bullets and spying equipment in his baggage as he was travelling from Karachi to Islamabad by PK-308.

Fifteen bullets of the 9mm pistol along with a magazine were found in his bag, one official said.
The suspect was handed over to the Airport police station for interrogation.
"We have registered a FIR against him and have obtained his remand until May 10 today," SHO Khalid Mehmood said.
US consulate officials said they were following the situation.

"We are aware of the situation that has been reported and we are coordinating with Pakistani authorities to resolve any concerns," said the spokesman of the consulate.