Europeans Arrested With WeaponsOctober 7, 2009
ISLAMABAD—Officials of a security agency on Tuesday detained two diplomats working at the Embassy of Netherlands in a sensitive area of metropolis and recovered arms, ammunition as well as explosives from their possession.
The diplomats were later released on the intervention of top diplomatic officials from embassy of their country and that of US embassy. Sources in the Police Station Secretariat informed that officials of a security agency intercepted a Dark Blue BMW at 11.30 am roaming suspiciously between Marriott Hotel and Pakistan Secretariat.
On search, the officials of the agency recovered two handguns, four magazines, two smoke grenades, two flash bombs, six bullet proof jackets and some other material from the car and detained two diplomats Mr. Smith and Mr. William. Meanwhile, the police rushed to the spot where the diplomats arrested with contraband failed to provide any licence or documents. “They were unable to provide any justification for being armed and keeping bombs,” the sources informed. Police was planning to take the Netherlanders to police station when the top diplomatic officials from US and Netherlands intervened. [Daily Mail]
This comes just two days after a Greek national was arrested at Karachi airport attempting to smuggle a handgun onboard an Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai, hidden in his laptop.