Blackwater has arms warehouse in Islamabad: Report

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Islamabad, Oct. 20 (ANI): Private US security firm Blackwater has a warehouse located in the industrial area of Islamabad that is reportedly involved in illegal arms trading.

The warehouse, Kestral Logistics, is working as the subcontractor of Xe Worldwide or Blackwater, The Nation reports.

According to sources, the company has arms deals with Blackwater and is importing heavy arms and ammunition for the US company for its ongoing illicit operations in Pakistan.

They added that Blackwater has implanted sensitive instruments at Sihala to monitor activities of Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), Kahuta, as well as to keep an eye on the nuclear assets of Pakistan.

According to the report, the owners of the Kestral Logistics, Colonel (Retd) Shahid Latif and Mujahid, supply weapons and sensitive instruments to Blackwater with the support of US Embassy.

The warehouse with high walls and barbed wires has no signboard outside the boundary wall. They paper noted that even those working in plainclothes in the company were equipped with sophisticated weapons.

When the warehouse in charge was asked what kind of business they were running, he refused to answer, saying: "I am not authorised to answer such type of questions."

Local police was clueless about the activities of the warehouse. (ANI)

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