Disclaimer: The article is copied and pasted from Dawn News' website with important/censored information which Reuters allowed also posted for your education. Dawn source can be found here. Verified by Reuters, here. I will bold the most important parts of the article so that you can browse it quickly.
Monday 4th June 2012
PESHAWAR: Six people, including three US nationals, were detained Monday after police discovered a large cache of illegal arms from their vehicles.
According to police sources, the “suspicious cars” were stopped for a routine check at the Peshawar Motorway toll plaza when the weapons were discovered.
Reuters say, the diplomats refused search/check:
The diplomats, accompanied by three Pakistani nationals, were stopped at a routine checkpoint where they refused to have their vehicles searched, police said.
Police sources told Dawn.com that the weapons included 4 M4 assault rifles with 36 magazines and 4 pistols with 30 magazines.
US Consul General Mary Richard also reached the police station where the Americans were detained for questioning, urging officials to seize weapons but not to detain the foreigners.
The US Consul General however refused to give any comments on the arrests when approached by our reporter.
Reuters news agency reported a US embassy official as saying: “These officials were returning from a visit to Malakand University where they were preparing for an English education event for underprivileged children. They had all proper permissions but were stopped when returning to Peshawar.”
The six detained included three foreigners described as US diplomats, as well as three Pakistanis, which included a security guard and two drivers.
According to recent instruction from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, foreign diplomats are prohibited from carrying weapons or travelling to prohibited areas in the province unless expressly permitted by the provincial government with a No Objection Certificate (NOC).
(Note: Normal to see Pakistan being content with foreign influence and giving into threats despite all the media hype about bad relations)
Last year, CIA contractor Raymond Davis killed two Pakistanis in the eastern city of Lahore, straining ties between Washington and Islamabad.
Washington says he acted in self defense.
Davis was acquitted of murder and allowed to leave Pakistan after a $2.3 million payment was made to the men's families.
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The Russian 'Diplomat'
The FBI has released surveillance footage of members of a Russian spy ring passing information, instructions and money before their operations were halted in June last year.
Anna Chapman, one of 10 spies who were sent back to Russia after the ring was unmasked, is shown buying leggings and trying on hats in a department store as a Russian diplomat waits outside.
She is also seen in a New York coffee shop meeting someone she believes to be her Russian handler but is actually an undercover FBI agent.
Tapes compiled by FBI agents working on the "Ghost Stories" investigation also captured the spies meeting each other, walking through the streets and in one case at his Harvard university graduation ceremony.
The American 'Diplomat'
American who sparked diplomatic crisis over Lahore shooting was CIA spy
• Raymond Davis employed by CIA 'beyond shadow of doubt'
• Former soldier charged with murder over deaths of two men
• Davis accused of shooting one man twice in the back as he fled
The American who shot dead two men in Lahore, triggering a diplomatic crisis between Pakistan and the US, is a CIA agent who was on assignment at the time.
Raymond Davis has been the subject of widespread speculation since he opened fire with a semi-automatic Glock pistol on the two men who had pulled up in front of his car at a red light on 25 January.
Pakistani authorities charged him with murder, but the Obama administration has insisted he is an "administrative and technical official" attached to its Lahore consulate and has diplomatic immunity.
The British 'Diplomat'
Russia's state security service, the FSB, has accused British diplomats of spying in Moscow.
It backed claims made in a Russian TV report which showed footage of what it said was British agents retrieving data from a fake rock planted on a street.
The programme also said a UK diplomat made regular payments to Russian non-governmental organisations.
The UK Foreign Office said it was "concerned and surprised", and denied any improper conduct.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has refused to comment on the Russian claims.
Another British 'Diplomat'
Russia names British diplomat as a spy
Moscow has ignited a new spying row with London after a member of Russia's intelligence services accused a senior British diplomat of being a spy.
6:27AM BST 11 Jul 2008
Russian media reports alleged that a British diplomat, who was named in Russia as Chris Bowers, the acting director of UK trade and industry in Moscow, was in fact working for British intelligence services.
The allegation follows weeks of growing tensions between London and Moscow.
Interfax, the Russian news agency, quoted an unnamed source from within Russia's intelligence services who claimed that Mr Bowers was a high-ranking member of the secret service and that the Briton had worked undercover as a BBC reporter in Uzbekistan in the 1990s.
The French 'Diplomat'
Bernard Boursicot (born 1944) is a French diplomat who was caught in a honeypot trap (seducing him to participate in Chinese espionage), by Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer, whom Boursicot believed to be female.
American 'Diplomacy' Explained
How Hillary Clinton ordered U.S. diplomats to spy on UN leaders
By Gerri Peev and Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 9:02 AM on 29th November 2010
Hillary Clinton ordered American officials to spy on high ranking UN diplomats, including British representatives.
Top secret cables revealed that Mrs Clinton, the Secretary of State, even ordered diplomats to obtain DNA data – including iris scans and fingerprints - as well as credit card and frequent flier numbers.
All permanent members of the security council – including Russia, China, France and the UK – were targeted by the secret spying mission, as well as the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon.
Diplomats ARE spies
Arab World Diplomat To Be New French Spy Chief
On May 29, 2008 · In France, Islam, Terror
Arab World Diplomat To Be New French Spy Chief -
PARIS (AFP)–A veteran diplomat and Arab specialist is to take the
helm of French intelligence and counter-terrorism operations under
reform plans to be unveiled next month, an official told AFP Monday.
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Location: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (load item map)
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